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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The market is amazing, every day and every night, especially on Thursday night. Fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, cheese, juices and a lot of atmosphere during the day, becomes a place full of bars, restaurants and music at night. Don't miss out on the experience, day...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gilikl
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fabulous place to spend a few hours. You can do all your shopping here whether it’s for groceries, housewares or Judaica and gifts. There are also a number of great small restaurants throughout the Shuk. There are wonderful stalls selling all kinds...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The famous market in Israel, probably the best. With a perfect mixture of stores, restaurants, atmosphere. Also fits for any kind of weather. Just take in consideration that arriving by private car would turn things a little bit complicated

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yoav F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been drinking the fruit tea which I bought there since. There's also a great wine dealer on the market. Colorful swirl at all times.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank szmariannak
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend days there and find an atmosphere, amazing aromas and flavors every time anew. The people, the food and the variety. During the day the market is packed and amazing and at night it becomes a recreation and music center.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jackikm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mahane Yehuda Market is the largest market in the city of Jerusalem, a market with a history of many years, flavors and aromas and especially an authentic Jerusalem atmosphere. There are stalls of everything related to food, the goods are very good, fresh, and very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mdep2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food great pepole. Nice drinks. Very nice for everybody. Try the food red souce fishes u will love it

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 327talb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals and tourist are visiting this market, which is an attraction itself. So many different food and small food stalls, it makes the whole market even more inviting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on the tram from the Holocaust museum I was amazed at the food on the stalls we were fighting our way through.There are lots of eating places in the side streets or on the side of the main road where the teams...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a group,of,tour directors to visit and experience an Erez Shabbat (Friday) in the Jewish Market. Place was packed but everyone had a great time.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 25, 2018|
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Response from dberis | Reviewed this property |
Azura is good and cheap. Close by you can find many others, both cheap (such as Pasta Basta), or expensive (such as assaf Granit's Machne)
Pete N
January 20, 2018|
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Response from aggada | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that it is, but you would have to check elsewhere
October 13, 2017|
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Response from NativeNewYorker711 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! I felt safer in Israel than I did in many other places that I have visited around the world. I also felt safer than I do walking around cities in the US, including New York, at night. I was there for 2 weeks last... More
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Advice for driving to Ben Gurion airport? (3 Replies)
For a 1pm flight to US on sunday aug 11, what time would you say to leave our apartment near Mahane Yehuda market? This would be for 1 traveler. And should we call taxi ahead? Do you have taxi cabs co. recommendations? Is there Uber car or similar in Israel and are they reliable? Thank you so much for all your great guidance.
July 26, 2013|
Response fromrdglady|
You need to be at the airport 3 hours in advance or 10AM for international flights. Jerusalem is 40 minutes or so away, but I would want to be on the road by 9AM to allow for construction delays and general traffic, I would also recommend you call Nesher Sherut, instead of a private cab. For 62NIS they will pick you up. They need to be called at least 24 hours in advance --but you could call Friday. They would tell you what time they are coming for you. Not sure what Uber car is.
Weatherford, Oklahoma
Walking to Israel Museum and Mahane Yehuda Market (1 Reply)
My husband and I will be visiting Israel in May. We are avid walkers, and I wonder if it would be a good idea to walk to some areas of the city that we would like to see. For example, we would like to go to the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum. We would also like to see Mahane Yehuda Market. I tried plotting these walks on google maps with minimal success. Could you give me advice on if it is possible to walk to these locations? What are the neighborhoods like that we would walk...More
April 29, 2011|
Response fromShaul01|
You can certainly walk around Jerusalem in general, and specifically walk the routes you suggest. Jaffa Gate to Machane Yehuda market is very simple. You walk up from Jaffa Gate to Tzahal Square, cross straight over, and then all the way up Jaffa Street until you reach the market on your left hand side (roughly 1.5 kilometers I would guess). On the one hand, it's an interesting walk along the main road along which Jerusalem developed as a modern city outside the walls. Near the beginning...More
Liv C
Mon, India
Cost of 5 seater taxi from airport to Jerusalem? (4 Replies)
I plan to take a private taxi from airport to an apartment near Mahane Yehuda Market. How much would it cost? We have only 1 luggage but 5 people so a normal taxi would not work I think? Please help! Thanks
June 15, 2016|
Response fromLiv C|
Also should I ask for meter or flat rate?