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When visiting Jerusalem the souk is a an absolute must see and here's why. This souk has operated... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Edmonton, Canada
Bargain for a bargain

You need to haggle (except in a couple of shops where they've posted signs that prices are set... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
therese l
Cobleskill, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago

it was disappointing. not what you expect of a middle eastern souk. so totally commercialized. i bet the souk in Nazareth or other smaller cities are much better selling real things than tourist nick nacks. but all in all glad i had a chance to...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

When visiting Jerusalem the souk is a an absolute must see and here's why. This souk has operated the same way for centuries. It's dirty, it often smells, you may get pushed or yelled at and the prices on take home souvenirs are often insane......Despite...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

You need to haggle (except in a couple of shops where they've posted signs that prices are set). You need to be able to ignore the calls of shopkeepers as you walk past. One vendor was very helpful to two members of our party who...More

3  Thank therese l
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Loved the hustle and bustle, the sights, smells and the friendly Palestinian people of course! So many stalls to look at and choose from, haggling may be necessary, but this is expected in any souk. Can get some very good bargains and also some great...More

1  Thank fm86
Reviewed July 18, 2017

A tourist trap, a shopper's paradise, and an all but obligatory part of visiting Jerusalem. The perfect gift or souvenir is in there somewhere if you're willing to look hard enough. Be prepared to haggle, which is part of the experience.

2  Thank Brian R
Reviewed May 25, 2017

There are several areas within the Muslim Quarter where you can find souk and bazaar market scenes. A souk also referred to as the Three Markets or Covered Markets can be found running north of Cardo. This is where you find garden variety souk shops...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Yes it is authentic bazaar with a wide variety of items. Jewelry, food,clothing, souvenirs, ect. The whole haggling experience. Like buying a car on a small scale. Annoying. The bad experience was a vendor accused my daughter of stealing some trinket. My daughter and her...More

1  Thank TravelQ6492QE
Reviewed August 20, 2016

An ancient authentic oriental bazaar. My feelings were mixed as there where goats and sheep hanging in glass cabinets next to the jewelry stores where everything shines with gold (somehow unhygienic). Also, in between are bakeries where delicious oriental pastries and sweets are being sold...More

1  Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed July 12, 2016

I'm not huge fan of this kind of markets, since most of them have become in tourist oriented, selling low quality souvenirs. It's funny since most of the local won't visit it anymore. But, if you want to eat a snack it can be a...More

2  Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed May 25, 2016

I had an extremely unpleasant experience here. I walked into one of the many shops selling the same souvenirs, and was quoted a price dramatically high. I was looking to buy a medium pewter hamsa, which I had seen elsewhere in the 20-25 shekel price...More

4  Thank awf56
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