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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 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Of all the Quarters this is the one with the authentic feel to it. We entered the backdoor way, down grassy bank from temple mount. Had nice breakfast arabik style, good Turkish coffee to go with. 9:30 and shops were opening, half hour later place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Though the Arab Quarter might not be the cleanest area in Old Jerusalem, it does have some of the most unique products in its market place. I have visited most of the market places in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and I have learned that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

You can enter the Moslem Quarter through Lion’s Gate to start at St. Anne’s church and the Via Dolorosa. You can also enter through Damascus Gate which was the only gate where I saw several groups of armed soldiers both inside and outside the gate....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Ser for yourself how badly the The Palistinians are treated. Israeli police and military everywhere.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank televinken2345
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Damascus Gate is the main entry point to the Muslin Quarter of the Old City. Here, you will be fascinated by the many shopkeepers offering their wares. But, if more importance is the historical sights...the Dome of the Rock is built on top of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

For me this was the best spot to shop for spices. Enjoy local food and taste just about everything. I had a blast browsing the shops and meeting new people. When it got hot a fresh Iced coffee will cool you off.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank syntax73
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Looots of shops of all kinds, crowded and noisy (possibly also because this is the largest and most populous quarter of all four).If you want to try something traditional, buy some sesame baguette spiced with zatar.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I walked all around Jerusalem and I really felt less safe in the Muslim quarter. Walking down Via Delorosa had shop owners screaming out all kinds of nonsense to tourists. Some would get really pissed off with our tour guide screaming things like "your tour...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mark Q
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Bakeries with just baked bread - you have to try it. Try cakes, fresh fruits, especially cold fresh fruit juice, obligatory falafel. You can eat for a little money in a Muslim neighborhood. Tasty, not necessarily clean and clean, but not worrying. Except for the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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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