We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jewish Quarter

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 31.775776,35.232799, Jerusalem, Israel
Website
Improve this listing
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Following two devastating wars and 20 years of enemy occupation, the Jewish...

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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$60*
and up
Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya
More Info
$115*
and up
Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
More Info
$174*
and up
Tel Aviv Super Saver: Old and New Jerusalem Day Tour plus City of David and...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 936 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 609
    Excellent
  • 255
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Jewish Quarter of the Old City

Fascinating and filled with so much history. Great selection of gifts and restaurants. You cannot see Jerusalem without visiting the Old City.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Wammy18
,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Similar Things to Do in Jerusalem

Add Photo Write a Review

936 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating and filled with so much history. Great selection of gifts and restaurants. You cannot see Jerusalem without visiting the Old City.

Helpful?
Thank Wammy18
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
177 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 of my kids went to school in the jewish quarter . what a feeling to walk and tour this historical beautiful place . I always feel spiritually uplifted walking in the old city . an incredible place .

Helpful?
Thank badbaruch57
South Africa
Level Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were a Muslim family who decided to spend the afternoon checking out the Jewish quarters. We actually felt like either we were from a different planet or casper the ghost!! Seems we were the only Muslims here and every Jewish person gave us second looks like what r u doing here..Felt very uncomfortable but made sure the looks did... More 

Helpful?
Thank haroonb
TEXAS
Level Contributor
157 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our time in this quarter. Even though conversations didn't seem to happen, we enjoyed watching the life in this quarter.

Helpful?
Thank VALENTINELADY
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is from days of yore, and while much has been updated and renovated, it still looks more or less the same as it did hundreds of years ago. Plenty of restaurants to suit any taste and mood. Don't forget to stop by the Hurvah Synagogue for a tour while you're in the neighborhood.

Helpful?
Thank randomvisitor17
Muntinlupa, Philippines
Level Contributor
61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the areas if the Old City, this one is the most diverse and has tighter security. IDF and policemen are more prominent here. There are lots of shops and restaurants in this area compared to the other quarters.

Helpful?
Thank wandermomcc
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opposit eto the other quarters, the jewish one is residental, due to Jordan's destruction of all over that twenty synagogues in war 1948. Some synagogues (Hurva) are rebuilt and the quarter is actualy peacefull neighbourhood with squares and residental houses. Four sephardic synagogues are recommended, but nothing special. Of course, Western wall should be visited.

Helpful?
Thank marijansesvete
ATLANTA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jewish quarter is safe, interesting and an amazing place to listen to the sounds of Israel. On Friday, walking through the quarter you will hear families preparing for the Sabbath and even get to smell some incredible aromas coming from the homes as the families are cooking their weekly feasts.

Helpful?
Thank David S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk through centuries old cobblestone streets with shops, falafel stands, small cafes. Most of all, visit the Western Wall and be sure to understand it's history before you do for full enjoyment.

Helpful?
Thank Dorjoylee
Oak Park, California
Level Contributor
145 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked, shopped and ate in the Jewish Quarter. Like taking a stroll through time. Seeing the Orthodox men in their black clothes and black hats, kids playing, the smell of great foods wafting in the air. Walking in the Jewish Quarter is awesome. Always felt safe. No worries there.

Helpful?
Thank jtlerman

Travelers who viewed Jewish Quarter also viewed

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 

Been to Jewish Quarter? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jewish Quarter staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?