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The Cardo

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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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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  • Average10%
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“roman times” (12 reviews)
“nice shops” (7 reviews)
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Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking through the Cardo was fun! A wonderful experience. Great shopping, interesting people. Good energy from the merchants... You can negotiate price too!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a walk through on the way to something else. Romans burned the city and built it on Roman Style.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lively place, full of history and packed with tourists. A lively experience. We came back almost every day.

Thank youstyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much remains of the Roman columns dating back to Hadrian and this north-south thoroughfare. Most of the Cardo is still buried under the Arab marketplace.

Thank CruisingCalifornian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the Roman-Byzantine Cardo, you will find evidence of 1800 years of history of the city of Jerusalem, where successive rulers rebuilt the city (walls or streets). It starts with King Hezekiah who first built a massive city wall ca. 700 BCE in anticipation of...More

Thank Albert-Tours-Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shops for bringing back a memory of Israel. While you are walking around, you'll see areas that are opened up that show all the layers of city. Most of them are pretty well marked but easy to miss as there is so much to...More

Thank rglaskin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to the Jewish quarter is like a step back in time and the area is filled with beautiful buildings, synagogues and lots of shops. Be sure to visit all of the quarters in old Jerusalem - the similarities and contrasts will startle you.

Thank GregWB1955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you enter the Jewish quarter you can see the excavated ruins of The Cardo from the Byzantine era. There are some of the pillars that lined a central road that was open to the elements for carts and larger animals to travel, with covered...More

Thank calota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing centre of the market shops in the Old City of Jerusalem. A place to hold your nerve, look straight ahead, and pick and choose where you want to shop.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful to see. From Roan times in Jerusalem. Leads to nice shops with Judaica and some Christian artifacts and gifts, some great stores that sell prints and artwork

Thank 1968Jude77
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