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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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“jewish quarter” (50 reviews)
“roman times” (13 reviews)
“nice shops” (7 reviews)
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Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cardo is an enclosed mall with high vaulted ceilings located within the Jewish Quarter of old Jerusalem. The original Northern section runs from the Damascus Gate to David Street, and dates back to Roman times. The Southern section stretches along the western side of...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Built in the time of Constantine, it as the main market for the what is now the "old city" of Jerusalem, walking along the Cardo is a must if you are visiting Israel. There are now arts and crafts shops along the thoroughfare. Plenty of...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If your plans permit, find time for Cardo - beautiful history lesson. Sjops with souvenirs - but again, we are in 2017, people need to make a living, short of that excellent vibe.

Thank Eugen
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Meir More is the best guide in Israel. We loved seeing the Old city with him. The cardo was great. Highly recommend.

Thank Mimi S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Cardo is a remain from the Roman period. Nowadays it is located within the Jewish Quarter. Lots of shops-mostly souvanirs. The architecture is special.

Thank H2ATravels
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We found the Cardo a piece of living history. We love Roman ruins wherever we find them, but the location - 30 feet or more below the current Old City - tells a story of its own in terms of the city's repeated cycle of...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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

Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 20 July 2017

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

Thank youstyn
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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
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