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Jewish Quarter

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Address: 31.775776,35.232799, Jerusalem, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Following two devastating wars and 20 years of enemy occupation, the...
Following two devastating wars and 20 years of enemy occupation, the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem was reconstructed with great attention to harmonious architectural detail. The highlight of the quarter is the excavation of the Cardo, the ancient Roman market street.
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Whether a Jew, Christian or a Muslim, you should walk the streets and alleyways of this quarter of the Old City to appreciate how Jewish life is lived in this place. You can feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Redding, Connecticut
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Redding, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Whether a Jew, Christian or a Muslim, you should walk the streets and alleyways of this quarter of the Old City to appreciate how Jewish life is lived in this place. You can feel the history even in the young people.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

All the quarters in Jerusalem are well worth a visit, there is so much to see, the culture is so differnt in each quarter,

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Burkesville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Jewish Quarter is my favorite place to visit, shop and eat in the Old City. It is clean, the prices are fair, the merchants pleasant, and allow you enjoy the experience. The Muslim Quarter is hostile shopping at best.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the Jewish Quarter and ended up being the best place to shop. The merchants had better quality items and still allowed us to haggle with them. This area also seemed cleaner than some of the other locations in the wall. I'm glad we were able to find most of our souvenirs here.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I mentioned this in the review I did about the Old City. The Jewish Quarter was a "breath of fresh air" after wandering through the city where many locations aren't very clean. Our entire tour group felt the distinction as we walked through the gate.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The streets were wider and cleaner which made the experience so much more enjoyable. The merchandise was of a higher quality, but still reasonably priced. High-end products were available, as well.

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You could just find a seat and "people-watch" for hours. Children running to and from school...Men in all sorts of traditional garb...Great pastries, too.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

It is a very interesting quarter and very friendly. Shopping is good, however not all shops unfortunately, are Jewish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Usually the narrow streets in the Jewish quarter have small shops with traders calling out to the tourists to buy. On Sabbat, everything is quiet and the shops are all shut up.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Every stone tells thousands of years of history. I suggest touring the old city with a licensed guide or tour group. They are highly educated and are prepared to answer any question. It is worth the expense so you don't miss any corner.

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