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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,
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around the quarter for an hour or so and didn't feel like it was very pretty. There's too much trash on the ground and it smells funky.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Could not believe the amount of rubbish everywhere in this quarter of the old city. The Jewish, Christian and Armenian quarters are spotless. Motorbikes, scooters and vans regularly drive up and down through the narrow streets of the muslim quarter, why this is permitted I...More

1  Thank Lee V
Reviewed 16 August 2017

One of my favorite part to stroll around in Old Jerusalem. Great place to stroll around on the via Dolorosa or buy some food on the market, havinf a nice coffee in an arab coffee place. Quarter full of life and not to be missed.

Thank DjangoDjango
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Muslim quarter of Jerusalem is vastly different to the other three quarters. You are only allowed in part of it - some areas being cordoned off and entry prohibited. All of the areas they occupy are filthy and populated mainly by market style shops....More

1  Thank Toni G
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Any visit to the old city has to include a vist to all 4 quarters of the old city--that includes the Muslim quarter. Great tourist shopping and some great local food vendors.

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Muslim Quarter is one of four main sections of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is by far the largest area taking up much of the eastern half of the city. It is neighboured by the Christian Quarter to the west and the Jewish...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

In the Muslim quarter, the area is primarily inhabited by Muslims. The streets are narrow and windy and there is such a charm to this place. The whole area is covered with stone tiles and is quite clean. Less messy than in Morocco. But Just...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Stick to the crowded main touristy streets. May not be the best of ideas to wander off the main commercial streets. We thought we'd do a bit of exploring off the main streets only to be shouted at by one group of kids after another...More

2  Thank Baz77a
Reviewed 22 March 2017

One of the 4 Quarters in the Old City of Jerusalem, the first 7 station of the Via Dolorosa are in this quarter, one of the most populated quarter as well.

Thank EAhmad73
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well, if you like bazaar, this is a place where you need to be. Crowded with tourists and locals, I do not recommend if you are afraid of attacks or thieves.

Thank SakinTravel
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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?
27 January 2016|
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I have also been to this area as a British woman and have to say it was the friendliest most welcoming part of the city...I have travelled all over Palestine and as the capital of Palestine always find a warm welcome by the... More