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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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.

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Some interesting excavations and restorations. Comfortable to walk through but unlike other quarters less of a sense of continuous life, which is among the things to experience.

Reviewed July 17, 2015
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

Some interesting excavations and restorations. Comfortable to walk through but unlike other quarters less of a sense of continuous life, which is among the things to experience.

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Roslyn, New York
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Reviewed July 16, 2015

truly wonderful how history was preserved and the modern mixed in at the same time-- every stone has a story to tell

Thank Marilyn J
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

Step into a medieval age while walking around this neighborhood. I traveled here many years ago, 2009, but TA doesn't provide the option. Doubt much has changed tho. It hasn't for the last thousand years, I assure you. The alleys are still charmingly narrow, the houses still made of stone, one of the ways to get around is walking on... More 

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Reviewed July 15, 2015

Cardo area is very lovely. Kotel is worth visiting for Friday night to welcome in the dusk and Shabbat. Never seen so much dancing from the many male groups celebrating, singing and dancing. If you enter from the Dung Gate, there is a major security checkpoint. We had our bottle of wine taken off us which we had carried from... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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Reviewed July 12, 2015

Take your time to soak in this serenly beautiful peaceful part of the Old City. wander and stroll through the narrow alleys, each more enchanting than the one before. Sit down at one of the many cafes and watch a world of wonder pass in front of your eyes. Soak up the atmosphere of this very special part of the... More 

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Davis, California
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Reviewed July 11, 2015

Walk around and step into history. Many fine shops and restaurants. Absolutely, take a trip through the historical caves under the Western Wall. Also, there are many Roman sites.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed July 10, 2015

The main reason to come to Israel. See all walks of Israeli life. The best food. The history of the world. Soul stirring.

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent some time here shopping and my wife got some nice necklaces. There are a number of interesting places to see and you could not visit Jerusalem without visiting here.

Thank RobandMaryJean
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Modern quarter of old Jerusalem. Due to earlier destruction of the "old" Jewish quarter, totally rebuilt. Amazing archealogy visible but new construction since the early 50s. Beautiful buildings and neat shops and food. Very easy walk from any of the other quarters and well worth the visit.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Jewish Quarter looks a lot like the rest of Old Jerusalem with narrow streets, pleasant buildings, some surprising sights and vistas of Temple Mount. What makes it special, however, is simply being there, to know of the struggle of the Jewish people and nation and to visit here in the heart of their home.

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