Traveling to Jerusalem? We have expanded operation hours!
From 1/7 to 31/8 the Ramparts Walk will be open Sunday-Thursday between 09:00-21:00
We are waiting for you!
The walls of Jerusalem are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jerusalem’s most important cultural heritage asset, and a prominent and influential monument in the city’s urban landscape in the past and present. The walls are rated 4.5 by Trip Advisor surfers, providing an unusual look into the city’s complex history.
The first wall was built around Jerusalem in Canaanite times more than 4,000 years ago, and the last, which still stands today, was erected by order of Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, 485 years ago.
Walking on the Ramparts Walk offers unusual perspectives towards Jerusalem inside and outside the walls, the old city versus the new: a unique walking route to the remnants of the past and the processes of the present.
From the top of the Southern Wall are fascinating landscapes and sites that together make up the unique mosaic of Jerusalem: the Citadel of David, the Armenian Quarter, the Hinnom Valley and the Sultan’s Pool, the Yemin Moshe neighborhoods, Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Musrara, monasteries and churches with picturesque vegetable gardens, schools and private courtyards, the alleys of the Jewish Quarter, the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives.
New! – “The Guardians of the Walls are Back!”
About 20 statues of the Defenders of Jerusalem from different periods are “armed” with an augmented reality app that brings to life their personal story and the period in which they lived, greeting pilgrims and visitors to Jerusalem.
The statues are placed on the Southern wall up to the Western Wall and on the Northern wall up to Damascus Gate.
The installation invites you to get excited about the unique story of each and every one of the Guardians of the Walls and get to know them through an interactive game.
The installation is free of charge.
Download the free “Ramparts” app at the entrance to the Ramparts to enjoy the interactive activity.
The installations are currently operating in Hebrew, Russian, and English, and will later operate in additional languages.
Ramparts Walk, Jerusalem’s Historic Trek
The promenade is divided into two routes: the Northern one – from Jaffa Gate to Lions’ Gate, and the southern one – from Jaffa Gate to the Western Wall. Free audio tour for the independent tourist, full and free guidance to the Northern or Southern Ramparts in the app: Audio tours in Jerusalem.
Terms and Guidelines – Individual Visits to Ramparts Walk
Here is important information about visiting the Ramparts Walk, please read it carefully before making a reservation:
- Entrance to the Ramparts Walk is during the hours and times advertised on the East Jerusalem Development website only.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and water.
- Cancellation of an entrance ticket reservation will be possible three business days in advance (not including Friday-Saturday) and in writing only to this address: [email protected] After that, no cancellations will be accepted.
- Please note – cancellation within 3 business days/no-show for the tour/delay to the date of the visit – will be charged full cost! Unfortunately, it is not possible to postpone a booked visit.
- The visit to the sites is suitable all year round and for all weather. Weather is not grounds for canceling the visit.
- Entrance for Children up to 5 years old (excluded) is free of charge.
- Guided tours of the Ramparts Walk: No refund/compensation will be given for non-arrival / delay for guided tours* for any reason*.
From Jaffa Gate through New Gate, Damascus Gate, and Lions’ Gate, (entrance from Jaffa Gate, exit points at New Gate, Damascus Gate, Herod’s Gate, and Lions’ Gate).
From Jaffa Gate through Zion Gate to Dung Gate (temporary entrance about 50 meters from Jaffa Gate on the right, Tower of David moat area)
Coming down from the walls:
New Gate (from Jaffa Gate – a 20-minute walk)
Damascus Gate (from Jaffa Gate – 45-minute walk)
Herod’s Gate (from Jaffa Gate – about an hour’s walk)
Lions’ Gate (from Jaffa Gate – about an hour and a half walk)
You can take a circular tour – around Walls 360 degrees – starting at the Southern Ramparts (Jaffa Gate), get off at Dung Gate – in the Jewish Quarter, walk at the foot of the eastern wall, and return to the wall (the Northern Ramparts) through the ascent at Lions’ Gate – and walk on the Ramparts until the starting point at the Jaffa Gate (possible drop points: Herod’s Gate, Damascus Gate, New Gate and Jaffa Gate).
Both sections can be entered on the same ticket – the ticket is valid for two days.
Free audio tours in the “Audio Tours in Jerusalem” app.
The trails are not accessible to people with disabilities and strollers. Small children are better to carry in a carrier. A hat, walking shoes and water are recommended.
Sunday – Thursday and Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00 winter time, until 17:00 daylight saving time, July-August southern part 9:00 – 21:00 along its entire length, north of New Gate.
Friday and holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
On Fridays, the Northern Ramparts are closed.
It is recommended to arrive about an hour and a half before the closing time of the Northern Ramparts in order to complete the entire tour.
Adult: 25 NIS
Adult in group over 20 people: 15 NIS
Child/Soldier/Senior/Student: 12 NIS
Child/Soldier/Senior/Student in a group of more than 20 people: 10 NIS (Child: 5 to 18 years old).