The Jaffa gate is one of many around the walls of the old City. There was a music festival held just outside this gate that happens I believe every year in Jerusalem. There is easy access to a walking tour atop the old City walls just inside and to the left of the gate. Just outside the Jaffa gate you step into a very modern looking square compared to for example exiting through the Damascus gate where outside it feels much older with markets and shops all around.
Had a great day wandering around the old town and visiting the attractions and bizarre like stores. I walked above the roofs to take some photos. Good vantage point for pictures. Had a few coffees on route around the old town was a tad expensive. But hey no tourist price. Haggle in the bizarre as they don't put price tickets on. You can pay extra to walk around the walls and also pay extra for the museum. But the rest of the place is free. Expect to stay there for a few good hours to explore
History comes alive in old Jerusalem. Jaffa Gate is beautiful, large and imposing. Everything a gate should be. It's incredible to explore a city with so much history.
It's a must for anyone going to Jerusalem! The Tower of David is right inside the gate. The Mamila Mall outside. Many wonderful activities right outside the gate and performers often under the gate.
For someone who is coming for the "Bible Lands" it is a key spot but doesn't have much in the way of ruins or buildings to see. Beautiful scenery and can be visited in 1 hours easily.