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NileGuide Expert Says:
Gain a new perspective on the Old City.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be prepared for a lot of stairs.
- Walking on top of the Old City walls gives wonderful views over new Jerusalem (from arrow slits or over turrets) and into the alleys, markets and hubbub of the Old City. From such a vantage point you can capture the details of day-to-day Old City life – purple sheets hanging on washing lines, a nun peeling grapes in a convent, an Arab vendor frying falafel for a policeman. The length of the walk is 4 kilometres. Because of security considerations, the area around the Temple Mount is closed. Walkers have to descend at Lion or Dung Gate. There are three entrance points for the walk, two at Jaffa Gate and one at Damascus Gate. It is not advised to walk alone or after dark.
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