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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“via dolorosa” (14 reviews)
“damascus gate” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jerusalem, Israel
Givat Ram
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"via dolorosa"
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"damascus gate"
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"crowded and noisy"
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"old city"
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"falafel"
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"israeli soldiers"
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"temple mount"
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"holy city"
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"zeit"
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"bazaar"
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"vendors"
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"tourists"
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"aqsa"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me this was the best spot to shop for spices. Enjoy local food and taste just about everything. I had a blast browsing the shops and meeting new people. When it got hot a fresh Iced coffee will cool you off.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looots of shops of all kinds, crowded and noisy (possibly also because this is the largest and most populous quarter of all four).If you want to try something traditional, buy some sesame baguette spiced with zatar.

Thank SmileyKay
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I walked all around Jerusalem and I really felt less safe in the Muslim quarter. Walking down Via Delorosa had shop owners screaming out all kinds of nonsense to tourists. Some would get really pissed off with our tour guide screaming things like "your tour...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Bakeries with just baked bread - you have to try it. Try cakes, fresh fruits, especially cold fresh fruit juice, obligatory falafel. You can eat for a little money in a Muslim neighborhood. Tasty, not necessarily clean and clean, but not worrying. Except for the...More

Thank Majav62
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Compared to other quarters in Jerusalem, the atmosphere of the Muslim quarter is very different due to the Muslim culture. It is a good place to get some middle east food and trinkets as souvenirs. Most importantly, it leads to the famous gate - Damascus...More

Thank Karmaexplorer
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

It was the less interesting quarter for me. Actually with the biggest amount of people living there and the most largest. Comparing to other districts it was very bad maintained. Of course whole Old Jerusalem is interesting so my final rating is average.

1  Thank pawel_hbg
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

An Arab market is known as the souk. The Muslim Quarter is alive with the sounds and smells of the souk. In this most Arab of Quarters, you can buy almost anything in the several souks. There are four Quarters in the Old City of...More

2  Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

So much to see, hear and smell in this quarter. Hustle and bustle is great. Lots of eateries. A good mix of Christian and Muslim tourists as Via dela Rosa sits in the middle of this quarter. Lots of places to buy tourist souvenirs, some...More

1  Thank fm86
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This place is one of the must see quarters of old city. Place with full of history. Inside of it, you can visit Al Aqsa mosque, Dom of Rock, Omar mosque, Islamic museum and a lot of shops.

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Thank Elshan M
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 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.

2  Thank Steve R
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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?
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Well, I'm sitting in a hostel in the Muslim Quarter of Old Jerusalem right now. Been here several days and wandered around the quarter a lot, both day and night time, without any sign of trouble. (I am white British, neither... More
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