The first thing that visitors and residents see when they enter the city of Jerusalem, and the last thing they see when they leave, is the Wall of the Old City. The Wall of Jerusalem is one of the most prominent features of the City of Jerusalem and is characterized by the fact that it is complete, unlike the partially surviving walls that surround other historical cities. The Wall’s structure abounds with geometric and floral reliefs and motifs, as well as writings, representative of the architectural schools of the Mamluk and Ottoman periods. Apart from its historical value and significance, the Wall is essentially an embracing protector of the Holy City and its heritage. The trail’s main stations are: Bab al-‘Amud (Damascus Gate), Bab al-Sahira (Herod’s Gate), al-Rashidiyya School Tower, Burj al-Laqlaq (Stork Tower), Bab al-Asbat (Lions’ Gate), Bab al-Maghariba (Dung Gate), Bab al-Nabi Daoud (Zion Gate), Bab al-Khalil (Jaffa Gate), the Citadel, and Bab al-Jadid (New Gate).
"A Stroll Along the Marvelous Heritage"