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“An interesting aside in the city”
Review of The Cardo

The Cardo
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Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya
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Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
Ranked #23 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Enjoy an interesting look into the the ancient markets of Jerusalem, with Roman columns, a mural, and the Madaba Map- an amazing mosaic depicting ancient Jerusalem.
Spokane, Washington
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“An interesting aside in the city”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

The cardo is very interesting, sitting beneath the city as it does. But, when you consider all of the myriad of sights in Jerusalem, the poor cardo does not fare well. In another city, it would be amazing, but here, I am afraid it is a little lost. I believe your time would be better spent exploring the Shiloah Pool or the City of David if you want to see ruins.

Visited November 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“nice!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

good for shopping! little bit overpriced. its also a way to going to arabic quarter! A calm place to walk.

Visited February 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A lovely Roman street.”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Cardo is mostly a reconstructed street from both Roman and Byzantine time (almost 2000 years ago).
Back then, it was a major street with gorgeous pillars on its sides, shops and a market at its end.
You can actually still see some of the original street and pillars. It is definitely impressive and humbling.
Check out the local businesses for some cheap (yet good quality) souvenirs. Bargaining is a must.

Visited October 2013
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Northern Virginia
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“Roman Main Street”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Cardo Maximus was a really big deal... about 2000 years ago. It was the main road in Jerusalem during the Roman and Byzantine periods. In a city that has wall-to-wall historic, religious, and archeological treasures the Cardo is just an "average" site. Part of the Cardo has been reconstructed and is lined with shops. Visit if you have time. It will give you a good feel for the street level of Jerusalem during this period.

Visited October 2013
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Novosibirsk, Russia
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“A flashback to 6th century AD and beyound”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place evokes sheer awe and admiration, offering the visitor a glimps into not just antique Roman times but much deeper - due to "wells" in which much more ancient cultural layers are exposed. Not to be missed, especially since Cardo lies on one of the several possible routs to (or from) Western Wall and Temple Mount.

Visited October 2013
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