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The Old City is divided into four neighborhoods, which are named according to the ethnic affiliation of most of the people who live in them.These quarters form a rectangular grid, but they are not equal in size.That is the feeling one gets in the Old City of Jerusalem.Just walking through the narrow streets and alleys, never mind the shrines holy to three faiths, one is immersed in history.It was announced in August 2014 that the Old City was going to have some work done to make the city more accessable to handicap patrons.This million Shekel (.75 million) project will provide handicap accessable ramps, hand rails, and other accommodations so handicap individuals can access areas that they were unable to before.The Old City covers roughly 220 acres (one square kilometer).
The path to the major shrines, the Western Wall, Temple Mount and Church of the Holy Sepulcher, are not very well marked, but anyone you ask should be able to direct you.
Inside the Citadel is a courtyard and museum with exhibits on the history of the Citadel and Old City.
The best way to immerse yourself in the city is simply to head straight down David Street from Jaffa Gate into the Arab market, the , where you can expect to be verbally accosted by shopkeepers trying to entice you into their stores and to keep you occupied long enough to buy something.
Work began on them in 1537 and was not completed until 1541.
The Old City has a total of 11 gates, but only seven are open (Jaffa, Zion, Dung, Lions’ [St.The name in Arabic, Bab el-Halil or Hebron Gate, means "The Beloved," and refers to Abraham, the beloved of God who is buried in Hebron. It was originally built in 1898 when Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany visited Jerusalem.