Bab al-Nabi Daoud (Zion Gate)

Bab al-Nabi Daoud is located in the western section of the southern part of the Wall. Its name originates from the fact that it is a passageway that leads to the shrine of the Prophet David, which is a large Islamic architectural complex. Bab al-Nabi Daoud is also known as Zion’s Gate, due to its proximity to the place that Christians believe to be the site of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples known as Zion’s cenacle or upper room. The gate’s layout is similar to that of other gates in terms of the slanted entry and the decorations.  The Gate also includes an inscription on the inside of the gate referring to the Wall’s establishment by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 947 Hijri / 1540 AD.