Bab al-Magharibah

The gate known today as Bab al-Magharibah, which is located in the western façade of the Wall, is in fact a tower that was built in 947 Hijri / 1540 AD, and was later expanded into a gate in 1953 AD to allow for the movement of cars and to facilitate the passage of those living near the Old City. Therefore, this gate is essentially an opening in the Wall and does not have any slanted or right-angle design.