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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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Very crowded

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Muslim Quarter is diverse in its character. Parts of it are tourist friendly with intense outgoing eastern bazaar atmosphere, This Quarter is known for its halal food, good coffee - often Turkish style. Part of Via Dolorosa is in Muslim Quarter so that very area is a highlight for most tourists. Our guide instructed us to stay aware of our... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 19 December 2016

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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Thank maljaru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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