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Jewish Quarter

Address: 31.775776,35.232799, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #15 of 233 things to do in Jerusalem
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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 harmonious architectural detail. The highlight of the quarter is the excavation of the Cardo, the ancient Roman market street.

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Karnei Shomron, Israel
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Jewish Quarter was totally destroyed by Arabs in 1967. After it was occupied by Jews it was rebuild along the same crusaders-planned streets. Some sited were preserved during the construction excavations and now the Quarter is an alloy of 2000-1000 years old and modern city.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is one of the few parts of the Old City of Jerusalem where it is safe to walk at night and there are lots of restaurants, including a bakery where the cakes are delicious.

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Los Angeles, California
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46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What trip to the old city would be complete without a trip to the Jewish Quarter. Much less busy and hectic than the Arab quarter and closed on Shabbat. But, that being said, still a must see. There are a few restaurants, yeshivot and stores. Also, the Burnt House and a few other sites. Walk through it and out to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the Jewish Quarter is just one of many in the old city. They are all worth the visit. There are many high end shops to visit in the Jewish section

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Jewish Quarter is my very best and favourite section of the old city. It is clean and interesting and I enjoy seeing all the Jewish people just where they live and do life. There is often a busking musician which adds atmosphere and it's also easy to get to the western wall through the Jewish Quarter. I go back... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Israelis did a magnificent job in restoring the Jewish Quarter. There are several shops in the area, specializing in Judaica. There are several restaurants that serve light meals. While sections of walls from the Iron Age, Hellenistic and Roman periods are exposed, they do need better explanatory signage for those visiting the area without a guide.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In this city, you have to do your homework so you tet the most out of it. I have been here many times, but it was my first as a mom, so i did my homework. I read about it before coming, and i was able to show the kids with more confidence all around. Bring good walking shoes, and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Life here is so different from USA, but it opens your eyes to how another group of people live. Glad to walk through the streets, it is like being in a documentary film.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I like walking by night. It's very lively and pleasant. There is magnificent mosaic at the entrance and also Cardo - the remains of the ancient Roman Road, is just stunning.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Recommend a walking tour. Amazing to see actual parts of walls of houses left behind .... walk down what used to be the market street etc etc ... loads of history walking down cobbled paths!

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