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Muslim Quarter

Neighbourhood: Givat Ram
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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Arab souk in the Muslim Quarter extends from Damascus Gate to the Via...

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,

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Nice place to walk through and wander about

I don't know why some say its dirty. My few days walking and gazing at the shops and people did not make me encounter the dirtyness mentioned. Granted its not as clean as a say... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know why some say its dirty. My few days walking and gazing at the shops and people did not make me encounter the dirtyness mentioned. Granted its not as clean as a say typical airport but its clean enough. I'm sure even big modern cities like London or Paris have certain areas that are dirtier. Overall, we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the first day of Jerusalem I decided to visit muslim and jewish quarters. Right after entering jewish quarters I saw that muslim quarters are much nicer place to walk. Highly recomended to slowlynwalk through their small streets

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Islamic Quarter, together with all the other quarters, mainly the Jewish and the Christian one, this makes the typical melange of Jerusalem. Start at the Jaffa Gate.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The house of the Muslim community of Jerusalem, it was really amazing to visit, a lot of people coming, going, selling, getting some fresh fruit and vegetables with their daily lives, it’s the poorest part of the Old Town city, like to be here less time, but nice experience!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Really buzzing place, people coming and going getting on with their daily lives. Lively and good choice of fresh fruit and vegetables. Many other things available also, bought some really delicious dates and top quality olive oil. Nice hot pastries and baklava also available. Not really a shopper but enjoyed the experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Take a camera with you or you will regret later that you didn't. Genuine architecture, great scenes of everyday life. But don't buy anything under any circumstances. And don't show that you have any money. Otherwise anyone will try to rip you off. E.g. they name a price of 50 shekels and charge your card for 50$. Or 500$. If... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

House of the Moslem community of Jerusalem,with the exception of a small Shiah community the Moslems here are Sunnis divided amoung four rites with a Shafi majority This is the poorest part of the Old Town,with plenty of Bazars and fthree main attractions Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, and Al Aqsa Mosque the mosque today may hold up to5000... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

very little known and visited by tourists and pilgrims it hides jewels of Mamluk architecture dated back to 13-15th century. Unfortunately it is very difficult to have enough information and the city map given by the Tourist Office does not mention at all these heritage.

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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Absolutely genuine, beautiful and no-time place!get lost in the streets, smell the spices and buy palestinian foods...absolutely fantastic:)

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Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are love architecture and/or the Mameluke this quarter is very interesting. There are also some specialty shops worth visiting such as for spices and old photos. For those of Christian faith the Way of the Cross is located in the Muslem Quarter and is the highlight of pilgrim visits to the Holy Land.

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