(JNS) The New Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City has reopened to the public after more than $3 million was invested in renovating it, announced the Jerusalem municipality this week. The New Gate and the adjacent street are a major tourist attraction in the Old City.
First opened in 1889, the New Gate is located near the northwestern corner of the city and leads into the Christian Quarter, which includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other well-visited historical sites.
The New Gate project is part of a multi-year strategy to improve the Old City, such as developing infrastructure, easing congestion and improving accessibility.
“The New Gate pedestrian mall is a project with important touristic significance, which will dramatically improve the movement of tourists in the area and provide them with a wonderful cultural experience,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.