Street Stairways

In the Old Town, there are many street stairways. They are up to 23 stairways.
Many of them were built during the Ayyubids period, and named after the individual or family name who lived beside them. These street stairways combine beauty with elegance.
Among the most famous street stairways in the Old Town are Sheikh Lulu and Sheikh Rihan Street Stairways.

  • Pick a point from the map
  • Oqbat Hab Al-Ruman

    – located within the walls of the Old Town, in Al-Saadia neighborhood, in the Islamic quarter.

  • Oqbat Sheikh Hassan

    Reason of the name:
    Named this name because it contains the shrine and tomb of Sheikh Hassan.

    – Located in the road extending from Bab Hatta to Oqbat Darwish.

    – Contains the shrine and tomb of Sheikh Hassan.


  • Oqbat Darwish

    – located within the walls of the Old Town, in the Al-Saadia neighborhood in the Islamic quarter, which extends from Mujahedeen road towards Bab Al-Sahira, until Al-Qadisiyah road.

  • Oqbat Bustami

    – Al Bustami Oqba located within the walls of the Old Town, in the Islamic Quarter specifically in Al Saadia neighborhood.

    – Reach oqba along the Qadisiyah road and the red minaret.

  • Oqbat Shadad

    – Located within the walls of the Old Town in the Islamic quarter, specifically in the Saadiya neighborhood.

    One of the roads linking the Oqbat Darwish and the way of the red minaret, we get to the Oqbat Sheikh Hassan, then to Al-Mujahedeen road to the Aqsa Mosque

  • Oqbat Sheikh Lulu

    Reason of the name:
    Attributed to one of the princes of the era of Salahaddin Ayyubi, Prince Badr al-Din Lulu.

    – The wall of the Old Town is adjacent to the south east of Bab al-Amoud, to the left of the entrance to Al-Sheikh Lulu Mosque and the Saadiyeh neighborhood.

  • Oqbat Al-Rasas

    Landmark History:
    Built in the fifteenth century AD.

    Reason of the name:
    According to presence one of the sheikhs living in the Al-Rasas family, which lives in the area of ​​the existence of Oqba until today.
    – Located near the Bab Al-Amoud next to Oqba Al-Molia in the Saadiya neighborhood.
    -One of the oldest monuments in Jerusalem.

  • Oqbat Al-Jabsha (Aljabsha road)

    – Located to the right of the interior from Alamoud door towards the west towards the Christian Quarter.

  • Oqbat Watermelon (Albateekh)

    Reason of the name:
    It was common that the people of Jerusalem used to sell watermelon on its stairs.
    – Located in the middle of the Khan al-Zayt market, opposite to Oqbat al Tota towards the Christian Quarter.

    – The watermelon oqba is the crossroads between Khan al-Zayt and the watermelon, which leads to the Christians.

    It is one of the links between the Islamic Quarter and the Christian Quarter.

  • Oqbat Al Tota

    – Located within the walls of the Old Town, a small road connecting the Al-Wad road (one of the arteries of the Old Town mission) with Khan al-Zayt road.

    – A small road on Khan el-Zayt road that leads to Al-Wad road, which is the most important road of the Old Town.

  • Oqbat Al-Molweia

    – Extends from the red minaret, towards Bab al-Amud, passing through Oqba Sheikh Rihan.

    – There is a shrine and the mosque of the corner mole.

  • Oqbat Sheikh Rihan

    Reason of the name:
    According of Sheikh Rehan Mosque located in it.
    -Oqba located in the southern corner of Al-Saadia neighborhood in the Islamic Quarter.

    – Characterized by its ancient architectural character, which its inhabitants preserved to this day.

  • Oqbat Sister (Al-Mawla staircase)

    Reason of the name:
    The Nuns' monastery on the left.

    – Extends from the Al-Alalam road northward.

    -The oqba road is winding and the Al Ghawanameh neighborhood is very close to Saadiya, on its right is El Adas monastery of the Greek Orthodox.

    To its left is the monastery of the Sisters of Zion in the Al-Ghawanma neighborhood.

  • Oqbat Al-Aslia

    – Located in Al-Wad road.

    – Extends from Al-Wad road towards the Red Crescent road, specifically behind the Austrian hostel, when ascending east to the left of Al-Wad Road.

  • Oqbat Al-Khanqa

    – Located in the Christian Quarter.

    – The eighth phase of the Alalam road, at the monastery known as the “monastery of the Khar Ampus of the Greek Orthodox.”

  • Oqbat khan the Copts

    Reason of the name:
    Near Aqaba from the Khan of the Copts.

    – In the Christian Quarter, near the Copts’ Khan near St. George’s Monastery.


  • Oqbat Al-Mufti (Al-Alam road)

    Reason of the name:
    Named as "Oqbat Mufti" for nearest to the house of Mufti of Palestine Haj Amin al-Husseini.

    -It called “Al-Alalam road” because it located in Al-Alalam road.

    – located within the walls of the Old Town, the Wad road connects Khan al-Zayt market.

    – The house of the Mufti of Palestine Haj Amin al-Husseini is to the left of the Oqaba road.

  • Oqbat Dar al-Bayraq

    – Can reached from Al- Guanma door towards Al-Wad Street.

    – A narrow road in which the Afghan corner.

  • Oqbat Al-Takia (Oqbt Sit)

    Reason of the name:
    Named after the Takia of "Sultan Khaski".

    – Located within the walls of the Old Town, east of the Islamic orphanage.

    – The Sultan’s Sukkah Takia located in Aqaba.


  • Oqbat Khalidiya

    – In front of Al Qattaneen market along Al Wad Road west towards Al Qurami road.

    – The occupation took over some of its houses and established a synagogue there.

  • Oqbat Saraya

    – Located within the walls of the Old Town in the Islamic quarter.

    – Aqaba is a long road from the Oqbat Khalidiya towards the road to Al Qurami road, where there is an Islamic industrial orphanage.

  • Oqbat Hikari (Tabona staircase)

    Reason of the name:
    Named after the family of a Sufi man who lived in the neighborhood.

    – Located at the end of the Oqbat Khaldiyeh, the Bab Al-Silsla link the Harat Al-Sharaf.

  • Boumediene Oqba

    Reason of the name:
    To Mr. Abu Madin Al-Ghaouth.

    – Extends from the Bab Al-Silsila to the courtyard of the Maghariba Quarter.

    – In the year 720 AD (1320 AD), Mr. Abi Madin Al-Ghaouth made it Waqf to poor Moroccans who lived in the city of Jerusalem, but the first thing the occupation did, destroyed it and evacuate its inhabitants to become a prayer area, which later called the “Wailing Wall”.

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