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The Dung Gate is the closest gate to the Western Wall and the entrance to the Golden Dome. When you first enter, if you want to visit the Western Wall, you first go through a bag check and security scanner. Once finished with that, you...More
No, “Dung” is not a Hebrew word. It means what you think. Dung Gate in Hebrew is שער האשפות (Sha’ar Ha’ashpot), also known in Arabic historically as Moroccan or Mughrabi Gate (باب المغاربة). It was used primarily—hence the name—for camel dung to be disposed of,...More
The tour bus dropped us off here a couple of times, but it wasn't convenient for us to use when walking from our hotel. There's a little stand outside the gate that sells delicious sesame bagel-pretzel type breads. This is a fun place to come...More
The Dung gate is one of eight gates into the Old City. It is the closest gate to the Western wall and the temple mount. It is a busy point with city buses, taxis and tour buses. It is one of the security check points...More
This is one of the gates into the old city. It's small and pretty much nondescript. The main reason for visiting is how the gate got it's name. It's right next to the Western Wall, so worth a small detour.
The Dung Gate (also known as Moroccan Gate) is one of the southern entrance to the Old City, closest to the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock holy sites.
This is a 16th century gate that is less elaborate in its decor and...More
We entered through this gate on our way to Davidson Center archeological park. The gate had some bullet holes from 1948. It was built in 16th century but enlarged in early 1950s. It allows for pedestrian and automobile traffic.
The Dung Gate was a small opening opened by the British to allow vehicular traffic better access inside the Old City. It is nothing special, but does allow for easy access to the City of David just south of it outside the city walls.