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Mea Shearim

Outside the walls of the Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #132 of 172 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: Modest clothing requested. Visitors should refrain from smoking, photography, driving, use of mobile phones or arriving in large groups.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place has signs on their walls for modesty - especially in women - and they don't "allow" transportation through their neighborhood on Shabbat and Holidays.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,328 reviews 1,328 reviews
933 attraction reviews
1,355 helpful votes 1,355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is not a zoo,nor the slum that it purports to look like.. yes it is shabby,but neverthe less a picturesque quarter,where a slice,quite unique, exhibits itself as the stomping ground for the Hassidic and other ultra Orthodox Jews. Its was built like a fortress,outside the walls of old Jerusalem with its terraces and windows facing inwards. It is for... More

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Worcestershire, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Take a taxi to Mea Shearim, which is located on the outside of the old city. Not a very nice area, and I was spoken to harshly by a woman because I had the lower part of my arm showing but I was wearing trousers so that was good. Did take some photos but the people don't like this much,... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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198 reviews 198 reviews
78 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

I have friends who live in Mea Shearim, and am there at least once a month, when I'm in Israel (most of the year, except the summer, when I'm in Ireland). It is interesting, facinating, but still a slum with usually, at least one crazy harassing tourists or anyone deemed not sufficiently 'modest' in their dress. I took my brother,... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

slum area, inhabited by very religious poor families

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