Posts By: Alaa Saffouri

The trail starts at Jaffa Gate where the visitor can access Jerusalem Wall by paying a small fee (6 NIS for students & 14 NIS for non-students). Through stairs, the visitor can reach the top of the wall. The trail is defined and clear passing through Jaffa Gate, New Gate, Damascus Gate, Herod’s Gate, and…

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The tour starts from the Golden Gate (Al-Rahmah Gate) on the Western Wall of Al-Haram Al-Sharif and the Old City noting that this gate is sealed since the Ayyubid period. The visitor walks from the Golden Gate to Lions’ Gate entering the Old City heading towards Al-Haram Al-Sharif. The visitor can explore landmarks in Al-Haram…

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The trail starts at Jaffa Gate where the visitor can see Jerusalem Castle built by Mamluk Sultan Mohamed Bin Qalawoon. The visitor then will continue to the Arab shops through the small Alon Market and Al-Silsleh Road leading to a Mamluk school. Turning left, the visitor reaches to Al-Qatanin Market leading to Al-Qatanin Gate which…

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The trail starts at Zion Gate, one of Jerusalem Wall’s gates, heading to Al-Sharaf Neighbourhood, which was taken over by the Israeli occupation and is called now the “Jewish Quarter.” Inside the neighbourhood, the visitor faces a small black door leading to the old Roman Market, which contains maps of Roman Byzantine Jerusalem, and then…

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The tour starts at Wadi Qidroun in front of the Nations Church where the visitor passes Pharaoh’s Tantour that dates back to the Greek period. There are several biblical legends around the Tantour; however, the Pharaohs were not involved in its construction. It was named due to the resemblance it carries to a Pharaoh’s dome…

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Suleiman the Magnificent was very keen on providing Jerusalem with access to water/ water resources from south of the country in Hebron and Bethlehem, to Jerusalem completing Herod the Great’s project in the Roman period. Suleiman’s attention to water in Jerusalem created several water pools inside the city of Jerusalem in general and various Ottoman…

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Khasqi Sultan

Khasqi Sultan is located on the way to Aqabet Attkiyah (intersection). During the Ottoman period, Sultan Suleiman Qanouni’s wide order Khasqi Sultan with its construction. The construction was complete in 1556 AD. The building consisted of 55 rooms to shelter Sufis, poor people, and visitors in Jerusalem. Today, the Khasqi Sultan building is used as…

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Al-Husseiniya School was built by Prince Husam Eddin Hassan bin Mohammad bin Abdallah (Al-Kashkali). The school was used a as an office for the Higher Islamic Council, then for Al-Awqaf Islamic Council. Today, part of the structure has merged with Al-Manjakiya School and another part is used as a residential house.

Ar-Rasasiya school is located at the intersection of Al-Wad Street and Aqabet At-Tekkiya. The school is part of a complex that includes a lodge and orphanage. It was built during the Ottoman period between 1540-1541 by Prince Bayram Jawish bin Mustafa who made it a waqf for sheltering orphans. Today, it is referred to as…

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