This small office is a hive of activity, located a few footsteps inside the Old City by the Jaffa Gate entrance. Its services ... More
Jaffa Gate Tourist Information
This small office is a hive of activity, located a few footsteps inside the Old City by the Jaffa Gate entrance. Its services include a bureau de change (no commission charged) and a travel agency which can arrange both local trips and journeys to destinations such as Petra and Cairo. There are maps on sale, as well as a limited supply of books and postcards. The staff speak English, French, Italian and German and as well as giving travel information, they can also assist in reserving accommodation and renting cars. Credit cards can only be used for booking tours.
As a female alone I did not like being harrassed as soon as I arrived inside Jaffa Gate by shop and stall holders aswell as an individual who wanted to give me a personal guided tour of the old city. Worse than this was when I paid for a walk on the ramparts - when I got past Damascus Gate I was confronted by a youth weilding a stick in a threatening manner. He hit the stick against the railings to frighten me and the stick broke. This I think startled him and I walked past him. A little further on I heard footsteps behind me and I turned to find the same youth approaching me. I enquired after him and although speaking little English, He managed to ask for some money. I did give him 50 shekels but I felt the need to make it known that the barrier can be breached near the Muslim Quarter and it is not safe to do the Ramparts Walk alone.
I did have a guided tour of the Old City later that day (26th June) and it is fascinating. Jerusalem is a very special place and feels safe in the main - there was just this one bad experience which I hope is very rare. Perhaps the people selling the Ramparts Walk tickets should reconsider allowing women to take a walk alone, or they should make sure the barriers cannot be breached.
From the Dung Gate, a broad new promenade circles around the walls of the Old City and overlooks this valley
and cemetery. A staircase leads down into the valley and enables one to cross it to the base of ...
Jaffa Gate opens onto a plaza at the entrance to the Christian Quarter shopping area, as well as leading (on
the right) to the Armenian Quarter and Mount Zion. From here visitors can enter the Ramparts Walk for a ...
Full Service 9 story Atrium Hotel situated at the crossroads between the Old City & modern Jerusalem, 300 meters from
Jaffa Gate. Amenities:Air Conditioning (In Room). Refrigerator. Telephone. Television (Cable/Satellite). Microwave Oven. Non Smoking Rooms. Television. Daily Maid Service. ...
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