The quarters of the old city each bring a different flavor, attractions and many merchants. To get an understanding of the dynamics and complexities of the old city it is good to walk through all four quarters. Each has is special sites worth seeing. As fro Merchants, it is generally priced high as one would expect in a major tourist destination so be sure what you want to buy is best bought there and not elsewhere. An example is the beautiful Hebron glass. If you are going to Hebron by any chance, wait and buy the glass there as it is much less expensive. If not, its beautiful glass and worth its cost as a memorable souvenir. We had a very unpleasant experience with David's Cave store and I would not recommend buying anything at that store in the Armenian Quarter.