Muslim Quarter
Muslim Quarter
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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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Neighbourhood: Givat Ram

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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Muslim Quarter is the largest and most populous of Jerusalem's four quarters. It is 31 ha (77 acres in the northeast of the Old City. Entry to the Temple Mount has been controversial recently.
Written 10 November 2023
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Jen C
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It was crazy and busy and loud, but a lot of fun and great shopping. Some very motivated sellers who want you to buy from their stores! 😁 Lots of competition and bargaining. Hang on to your purses! Fabulous food options as well! Not for the faint of heart or if you are claustrophobic. Great for purchasing spices, T shirts, jewelry, trinkets, purses, luggage etc.
Written 23 July 2023
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Sylheti D
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Very friendly place, lot of smiles, generally very honest people. People are not grumpy or arrogant like other places. Love this place. Hard to believe this people have been oppressed for many years…
Written 29 May 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Lots of interesting things to see and buy along the shopping pathways of the Muslim Quarter. This is my second day walking through the area. My main interest is seeing the ancient buildings and other structures. Some prices seem reasonable. I bought a coffee pot for USA$6.
Written 8 December 2022
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Trang Tran
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Be careful when you go to these shops and restaurants, they'll scam you. The little shawmar sandwich shop on the right by the entrance charged me $24 for a bottle of water and 3 falafel. The food was not good at all. The price wasn't listed and I was by myself so I was ripped off by the owner. All the shops in these quarters jack up the prices so don't buy anything there. Go to King George or Jaffa street where locals shop. The only bathroom is very hard to find and dirty. Please don't go there. You don't miss anything about these quarters
Written 19 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Muslim Quarter is the largest quadrant of the Old City, both in area and population. It's an interesting place to visit and includes the lively suq, or Arab market. Although the majority of the population is Muslim, it also includes important Jewish and Christian sites, including the Via Dolorosa. The Muslim Sector adjoins the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, which is under the control of Muslim religious authorities. The Temple Mount also hosts the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest shrine in Islam.
Written 18 November 2022
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Khalid B
Durban, South Africa241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
whta a beautiful experience to walk through the old city on the cobelstone pathways and to see the kids playing in the alleys around their homes. Vendors are all over the area and worth supporting
Written 14 November 2022
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Roving58971870312
Lorton, VA2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Trying to buy food in the fast restaurants is little Hard sometimes the servers ignore you It doesn't matter if you are white or blue
Written 28 June 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Muslim Quarter is the largest of the four quadrants of Old Jerusalem. Naturally, the major Muslim sites such as Al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount are located within the Muslim Quarter, however; so are numerous Christian and Jewish sites as well. The Via Dolorosa and several Stations of the Cross start in the Muslim Quarter, but conclude at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter. The Church of St. Anne and Pools of Bethesda are also contained within the Muslim Quarter near the Lions' Gate and Temple Mount (Muslim access). This district bustles with activity, especially in the "Shuk" or Market where prices are definitely higher. My adult son and I wandered through the narrow, less populated back alleys, then along the interior of the Old Wall toward the Damascus Gate, also in the Muslim Quarter, which was a unique experience. Near the rear exit of Temple Mount we stopped for Turkish Coffee at a small street-side cafe which was a charming, cultural experience. One of our most delicious meals was at The Damascus Gate Resto-Cafe. Family operated, it was the absolute BEST chicken I have ever tasted.
Written 30 November 2020
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Muslim Quarter is mainly a commercial area in the old city. It's less well maintained compared to the Armenian and Jewish Quarters. Lot's of shops selling tourist junk.
Written 23 January 2020
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