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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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“old city” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jerusalem, Israel
Givat Ram
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Muslim quarter of Jerusalem is vastly different to the other three quarters. You are only allowed in part of it - some areas being cordoned off and entry prohibited. All of the areas they occupy are filthy and populated mainly by market style shops....More

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any visit to the old city has to include a vist to all 4 quarters of the old city--that includes the Muslim quarter. Great tourist shopping and some great local food vendors.

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Muslim Quarter is one of four main sections of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is by far the largest area taking up much of the eastern half of the city. It is neighboured by the Christian Quarter to the west and the Jewish...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

In the Muslim quarter, the area is primarily inhabited by Muslims. The streets are narrow and windy and there is such a charm to this place. The whole area is covered with stone tiles and is quite clean. Less messy than in Morocco. But Just...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Stick to the crowded main touristy streets. May not be the best of ideas to wander off the main commercial streets. We thought we'd do a bit of exploring off the main streets only to be shouted at by one group of kids after another...More

Thank Baz77a
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

Thank EAhmad73
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.

Thank SakinTravel
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...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
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).

Thank MaryBryan2011
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...More

Thank susan952
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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?
27 January 2016|
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Response from Nilo A |
I have also been to this area as a British woman and have to say it was the friendliest most welcoming part of the city...I have travelled all over Palestine and as the capital of Palestine always find a warm welcome by the... More