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Address: Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel

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The souk is one of the best features in the Old City. I was 4 days in Jerusalem and could not resist going there every day! What an experience for your senses! Stroll around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2016
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Boliden, Sweden
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South Florida, Florida
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212 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Yes it is authentic bazaar with a wide variety of items. Jewelry, food,clothing, souvenirs, ect. The whole haggling experience. Like buying a car on a small scale. Annoying. The bad experience was a vendor accused my daughter of stealing some trinket. My daughter and her friend stood their ground and demanded the vendor call the Police. The vendor kept demanding... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

An ancient authentic oriental bazaar. My feelings were mixed as there where goats and sheep hanging in glass cabinets next to the jewelry stores where everything shines with gold (somehow unhygienic). Also, in between are bakeries where delicious oriental pastries and sweets are being sold and small shops where all sorts of antique items are offered. Got some good quality... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I'm not huge fan of this kind of markets, since most of them have become in tourist oriented, selling low quality souvenirs. It's funny since most of the local won't visit it anymore. But, if you want to eat a snack it can be a good choice: bread, sweets, coffee... for other stuff, you will find is overpriced. I didn't... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I had an extremely unpleasant experience here. I walked into one of the many shops selling the same souvenirs, and was quoted a price dramatically high. I was looking to buy a medium pewter hamsa, which I had seen elsewhere in the 20-25 shekel price range. I hoped to pick up several at a lower price. The seller walked into... More 

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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

The souk is one of the best features in the Old City. I was 4 days in Jerusalem and could not resist going there every day! What an experience for your senses! Stroll around, visit some shops and talk to some people. They are friendly and curious!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

It is a great way to spend some time wandering through the souk, so many shops selling many different things, the food and spice shops are particularly interesting. We started from Damascus gate and left at new gate where there are also some good cafes nearby.

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sao paulo, brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

As intriguing, chaotic, smelly etc as any good arab market could be. Not a good place for actual shopping, but nevertheless worth visiting. You would probably have to walk through it to get to some of the major old Jerusalem tourist attractions.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

On a recent visit to Israel we went to the soul and had a look in some of the shops. A lot of shops have ether same things and many don't have prices so it's a bartering game I offered half and then got items just slightly above half price. Not over pushy but they do try to get you... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This is a part of Jerusalem which has not changed and it is my favored . It is real and genuine with locals selling and shopping. It is around Damascus gate, where hundreds of collective taxi and buses transport back and forth a multitude of shoppers and has a large network of small alleys, little squares and steps, all with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Nice place to walk around and get a feel for old Jerusalem. Lots of shops for everything junk, souvenirs, food, spices and just about everything else. A truly great experience.

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