Allowing the world to experience Jerusalem’s history first hand
There’s simply nothing better than experiencing history first hand. Israel understands this and therefore encourages everyone to visit Jerusalem and walk along its historical sites. This relatively new section of the ramparts walk was opened not long before Covid-19 hit but has now been opened once again to the public to enjoy. In this way we can SHARE the TRUTH about Jerusalem and experience Jerusalem’s true history as Israel’s eternal unified capital.
Illustrative Photo of Jerusalem’s Old City Walls Ramparts, Credit: Lodo [License]
Jerusalem opens new section of famed Ramparts Walk
Article Courtesy: Israel21c
One of the best ways to tour the Old City of Jerusalem is from above via the South Ramparts Walk, from Jaffa Gate to the Western Wall.
After about five years of work, the full North Ramparts Walk route is now open. It stretches about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from Jaffa Gate to Lions’ Gate, with a bird’s-eye view of the Christian and Muslim Quarters and the Mount of Olives. Infrastructure such as balustrades and lighting have been installed.
North Ramparts walkers also will see the Temple Mount, Santa Ana Crusader Church, A-Sahara neighborhood, Rockefeller Museum, Mount Scopus, Mount of Olives and the Kidron (Jehoshaphat) Valley.
The Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage spent ₪11 million ($3.2 million) for the project, undertaken by the East Jerusalem Development Company (PAMI).
“For years, the Old City of Jerusalem has not realized its tourist potential. The new section will allow the millions of tourists in Jerusalem to experience the city on a route that allows both a view into the Old City and from the walls outward,” said Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage Ze’ev Elkin.
“This project joins tourism projects that will increase the number of visitors each year such as the cable car, accessibility of the Old City alleys and the renovation of the Old City’s urban space,” said Elkin.
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