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The Arab souk in the Muslim Quarter extends from Damascus Gate to the Via Dolorosa. Its many stalls sell spices, pastries, embroidered dresses, sheepskin coats, leather goods, antiquities and other handicrafts,
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jerusalem, Israel
Givat Ram
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the narrow streets there are just shop stalls on both sides and there are stall roofs that prevent day light so it's dark. The sellers can be rude. I was ok to stay for couple of nights but would never like to live there.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

I was in the Muslim quarter yesterday, and am still shaken. In the distance of 300 meters we were verbally abused by vendors when we did not want to enter their stores or otherwise engage them. Comments from them: “Go back to Germany you Jews”,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

Entered through Lions Gate and enjoyed walking the narrow streets in the quarter. Be prepared for many sights and sounds as you pass many vendors and stores on your way from site to site. If you're with a group, ensure you pay attention so no...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

This is like the bustle of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, but with a more mixed pot of people. The food, people and the shops are amazing. There's many Christian and Orthodox Jews that go through making it feel like a bygone era where all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

This is kind of funny and ironic but a lot of the path where Christ travelled flows through here and so it is a must do for the Christian tours. We had some amazing hummus at a muslim restaurant that I also much enjoyed

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

this is the only place I felt i needed to keep an eye on my wallet and keep the group we were with in sight. it was dirty and crowded and just didn't feel safe

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

I was walking alone through the Muslim Quarter in the rainy and cold day in the beginning of january 2018. The arab merchant (he called himself Monir) came over to me, gave an umbrella and pointed me to the roof next to his store to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

We went to a restaurant in the Muslim quarter, What a rip-off!!!! Be very careful where you choose to eat. No menus with prices, and they charge what they want. My advice, visit the Muslim quarter, but don't eat at any of the restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

The Muslim quarter is unique in it’s aww and wonder. The smells of coffee, fruit, argila, cinnamon, and tea; fill the air with wonderful aromas. If you are in Israel you should definitely experience this for yourself. It is dirty compared to the other Quarters...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

The Muslim Quarter is a 5* destination on any visit to Jerusalem. You need not buy anything. Just stroll around freely and look at the goods offered in the shops or in the streets. Let yourself not be bothered by the merchants who tell you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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“I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me,” said Banita of the surrounding Palestinian shopkeepers whom she said looked on and did nothing as Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi attacked her and her family in an alleyway near Lion’s Gate in the Old City. The Banitas’ two-year-old son was also lightly injured in the attack. Their infant girl was unharmed. She said that one of them slapped her and another laughed in her face and told her to “drop dead” when she told him she’d give him a million shekels if he helped her get away with her two babies. **See how Arab shopkeepers stand by while this woman cries for help - no one even bothers to save her two young children sitting in their strollers within reach of the murderer, or perform CPR on her husband who lies dying or dead on the ground. The Jewish man (seen wearing black and white) who ran to her rescue, Nehemia Lavi HYD was killed by the terrorist while the shopkeepers watched. Video: youtube watch?v=7FRtjBjvMbY Best not to go to the Muslim quarter if you are Jewish or even 'look Jewish'. Remember the non-Jewish CBS reporter who was sexually assaulted during the Tahrir square demonstrations in Egypt?
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Well, I'm sitting in a hostel in the Muslim Quarter of Old Jerusalem right now. Been here several days and wandered around the quarter a lot, both day and night time, without any sign of trouble. (I am white British, neither... More