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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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Best dates in Old City!

Loved the food here the best - fresh dates, great coffee, and per our guide, many places have more humain farming and animal practices (if you're into locally sourced instead of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MaryBryan2011
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food here the best - fresh dates, great coffee, and per our guide, many places have more humain farming and animal practices (if you're into locally sourced instead of factories, that sort of thing).

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Muslim quarter was a lovely place to walk, lots of bazaars and cafes. People selling lots of fruit and vegetables and local sweet meats. Lots of families sitting and chatting in their shops, it was a lovely atmosphere, have to watch your footing as can be slippery where many people have walked

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Muslim Quarter - as all of the old city of Jerusalem - is Totally authentic, with narrow stone roads through the huge bazaar area, row upon row of local shops, (some sellling touristy wares, but others local food stuffs). The Via Dolorosa was the highlight.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 31 October 2016 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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Kiev, Ukraine
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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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