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Lions’ Gate / St. Stephen’s Gate/ Bab Sitna Mariam (Bab Al Asbat)

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Lions' Gate, or as known in Arabic as Bab Al Asbat, is located on the eastern side of the Old City and marks the beginning of the Via Dolorosa. Lions' gate is the only opened gate from the east side.

The name, is derived from the stone reliefs on the outer façade, representing the lions on the coat of arms of the Mamluk Sultan Baybars, who built the lower part of the gate in the 13th century. The upper part of the gate dates to the rebuilding of the city walls by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. It is the only gate open to the East. According to legend, Baybars dreamt he saw lions about to devour him as punishment for leaving the Holy City of Jerusalem unprotected, and immediately hastened to repair its defenses.

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