The place of short-changed since 2001. The Jaffa gate opens into the Armenian quarter which is nicely located near brand new shopping mall. It's within walking distance of the Western Wall. You walk down narrow Pathways filled with shops with local merchants, selling literally every trinket you can watch, leather goods, clothing, and spices. This time of year it's hot, but not too humid in Jerusalem so there's plenty of places you can get drinks. Recommend you get the lemonade with mint. The woman's side of the wall is rather crowded as compared to the men's side. Excavation is being done, but overall it's a pleasant experience in the shopkeepers are really nice. Bring lots of money.
The place to start your Old City experience. Always interesting with visitors from around the world catching their first glimpse of the city gates, concerts and local school groups flowing by, and a nice little park to rest in just before the entrance. There is a currency exchange just inside the gate, plus a clean washroom just inside. Restaurants are a bit pricier here than elsewhere in the Old City, so walk a bit before eating if you are on a budget. One of my favourite places on earth.
Had a tour booked.showed up 2 hours early and walked around by myself. Got some great candy, coffee and spices. Don't forget to haggle. So much to see and smell and eat. You could spend days here and it wouldn't get old
It's a very interesting place, especially because of the history behind it. Then you have the missing wall section that has been a mystery for everyone in Jerusalem because no one knows were it is. But it's been found, it's literary under the road into the city. See the tower of David is much older then the wall and it had a ditch around it which is still visible today. But it was much wider, it was as wide as the road is today. So when the Ottomans built their wall they didn't bother too build the wall up from the ditch to the same height as the rest of the wall but just a few meters up from the bottom of the ditch and the when they needed a bigger road in they just filed the ditch and dismantled the translations of the wall, and that's why there is no visible wall, it's there just underground.
Great meeting place and entrance to old city. Tourist information right there and entrance to rampart walks. At night they display lights and video on the wall. Next to tower of David and citadel as well for the 2 shows currently on display