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Address: 31.775776,35.232799, Jerusalem, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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See the Jewish life and shops in the old city up close. Learn more about the Hebrew history, life and faith.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

See the Jewish life and shops in the old city up close. Learn more about the Hebrew history, life and faith.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

In the old city you have four quarters, Jewish, Armenian, Muslim and Christian. The most modern and cleanest is the Jewish one. But don't forgo the others the old city is a must.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's wonderful to see how the destroyed Jewish quarter has been returned to life. Over the years, I've visited several of the ancient synagogues there, and have seen the Hurva synagogue -- destroyed by Jordan in 1948 go from being just a symbolic arch at the entrance to a ruin to being rebuilt.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As you climb the stairs away from the Western Wall, you can look back and get some great views of the Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock in the background. Also, there are some cool shops that cater more to the souvenirs of a Jewish nature. Well worth your time.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

From all the four quarters of the Old City I believe this one to be the most beautiful. It is very clean and the houses are really beautiful. It sure deserves a couple of hours.

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Herkimer
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There is a lot to see in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City but you have to wander around some side streets to find it. There are some very nice shops but it is not a huge variety. I find the food to be so so. I would rather eat in the Mamilla area. I mostly like to walk... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For me it's like the intro to (or "outro" - the way going out from) the Western wall, the holiest place of the judaism and I think it worth a walk to see the mix of languages, cultures, religions, centuries - in really old houses live families today, the living history and religion - you have to try it to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the Jewish Quarter with an experienced guide who provided an informed background of the Jewish Quarter. Historically significant

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Jews come to this area and the wall to pay respect to God. Also interesting for others to see the lifestyle of people living in this quarter.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There is so much of interest to all tourists, regardless of their beliefs. One must see the Western Wall. People from all over the world and of many religions come to pray here. The views are excellent from the Jewish Quarter. There is at least one school and one synagogue in the Jewish Center. A wonderful pastime is people watching... More 

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