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Address: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Enjoy an interesting look into the the ancient markets of Jerusalem, with...

Enjoy an interesting look into the the ancient markets of Jerusalem, with Roman columns, a mural, and the Madaba Map- an amazing mosaic depicting ancient Jerusalem.

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Both Modern and Ancient

The Cardo is on two levels--the more interesting is the excavated level which is a road and marketplace built by the Romans. There is a fascinating mural on the lower level... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cardo is on two levels--the more interesting is the excavated level which is a road and marketplace built by the Romans. There is a fascinating mural on the lower level depicting the market in ancient times as well as a mosaic depicting the City at that time. Both lower and upper levels also contain small Jewish shops that are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mix of modern shopping and ancient buildings are not usually a good mix but here they succeed. A good evening attraction as the lighting and atmosphere makes this more a treasure search than a shopping trip. However, take care this not a cheap shopping experience at all so don't get too carried away by the spectacular backdrop of ancient... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cardo is both an historical site and also a shopping venue. If you want to buy jewelry or decorative items which weren't made in third world countries, this would be a good place to start. Lovely jewelry, art, and Judaica are displayed along a quiet street which in ancient times was a main street of Jerusalem.

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Thank GrandmaJudy610
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Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting place to visit. lovely small shops in the middle of historical buildings. you should se it!

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cardo is interesting as part of a larger understanding of old Jerusalem. It certainly should be part of a your of the old city This picture is a representation of what the Cardo would have looked like during Roman times and is adjacent to the Cardo ruins

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always stop there at our Jerusalem visits. It gives a look back both to Roman times (0 CE) and even to Nebucadnesar (600 BCE).

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cardo was Jerusalem's main street during the Byzantine periods. It was originally constructed during the Roman period but extended later to accommodate Christian pilgrims who began to flock to Jerusalem during the 4th and 5th centuries. The Cardo was 12.5 metres wide and would have been lined with porticoed pavements and shops many centuries ago. Today, a 200 metre... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the route that Jesus took. There were a few marked up points with huge historical significance interspersed with a lot of stalls. Unless you have a guide, I don't think it's easy to get the significance of all the places.

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Middle East
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is a recreation of a Roman commercial street in the Old City of Jerusalem. The road is made of Roman bricks. There are columns and other archaeological finds. Souvenir shops and restaurants line the street. There is even a golden menorah displayed by a group of Jews whose mission is to rebuild the Temple.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area has a large number of art dealers. If you are into the works of local artist this is the place you should visit. The area is covered and affords a cooler place to walk and see the offerings.

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