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Jewish Quarter

31.775776,35.232799, Jerusalem, Israel
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As featured in 3 days in Jerusalem
Ranked #12 of 179 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Following two devastating wars and 20 years of enemy occupation, the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem was reconstructed with great attention to... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

These authentic items in cool Jewish shops are much better quality and made in Israel, not China. Better shopping here than in the other quarters!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The people who live there are the most calmest beautiful loving couple that I have ever met. I thank them for my experience of being there the quarter is beautiful and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You cannot say that you visited Jerusalem without having visited this part of the Old City. The old "Churva" synagogue (destroyed by the Jordanian and recently rebuilt), the Cardo, the remains of the city wall from King David's period, etc. Are a must.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Jewish Quarter of the Old City had to be rebuilt after wartime damage. Much ancient history remains but what parts of it lack in age is more than made up for by its sympathetic architecture and shady, welcoming squares and alleyways. This is a place to shop for authentic Judaica and to sample and savour the characters, sights and... More

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PA
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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of the four Quarters in Jerusalem. Best way to see and learn is with a tour guide. Too many shops with way too many people trying to show you something that appeared to be mass produced because the same items were everywhere! Each of the Quarters could use a good strong power washing, trash cans and regular clean up,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Walking through the Jewish Quarter you feel like it's 2500 years ago! And then you see ice cream and falafel stands and modern facilities. I ate falafel a few 100 yards from the Western Wall. Amazing! Very safe and thrilling feeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Walking through here was difficult as there the smell of delicious food was everywhere! Stopped by a cafe and sampled the halwa there and it was the best one I've ever had.

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Lunde, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was the neatest part of Old Jerusalem, and also the only place I felt that I could have a good look without being pressed to buy then and there. I wish I had bought more there. It was also clean and tidy, and the road was wider then in the rest of Old Jerusalem, so I felt I could... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I arrived during Shabbath the Jewish holy day, which starts sundown Friday til sundown Saturday. Most restaurants are closed, and it's very necessary to wear long pants and long sleeved shirts, if you intend on going to the Western Wailing Wall. Also, they request you not take pictures during that time.

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Of course this is a part of Jerusalem you cannot miss, with everyone dressed as they live, in very traditional style. I walked with a friend on shabbat, and we were modestly dressed but in trousers. We were spit upon! There was also some turbulence...so wear a dress and be very respectful and careful

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