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“Interesting to say the least!”
Review of Muslim Quarter

Muslim Quarter
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Tastes of Old Town Jerusalem Small-Group Walking Tour Including Traditional...
Ranked #77 of 304 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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,
Jerusalem, Israel
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“Interesting to say the least!”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Definitely go there! Be warned of the shopkeepers who like to flirt and don't be afraid to bargain down. Usually, the prices for things are drastically inflated when you say you're American, British, Canadian or any nationality that they consider to be from rich origins or you could be fooled into paying way too much for items that are sold. Some shopkeepers can be not-so-nice to you if you decide not to buy anything. Just be aware of that and check around at a few shops just to see what prices are offered for the same item before you buy if you have the time. If you get the time, check it out!

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“Authentic and crowded”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The Muslim Quarter is a place full of life and interesting shops. You really get an impression of how the streets looked like hundreds of years ago and the cobblestone is actually slippery from the millions of feet who have walked upon them. The place also offers a contrast to the Jewish Quarter and it really makes you think about their situation. You can't miss it!

Visited April 2012
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“Wow fantastic area”
Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

What a great experience. At first a bit intimidating but don't ne afraid to ask the shopkeepers about their goods.

Yes its a bit dirty and you do stand out but all the shopkeepers were very friendly.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Muslim Quarter”
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Interesting old world but could be cleaner. You have the feel of history around you. The market is special....you can bargain.

Visited August 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“The most authentic quarter in the Old City - a wonderful trip back in time”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The huge Muslim Quarter is the most authentic in the Old City, the only one that gives an accurate idea of what the walled city looked liked several centuries ago. yes, it's not shiny and it's not very clean - you're not in Disneyland but in a real neighborhood where people live.

Anyone who wants a taste of the real Jerusalem should visit. The small streets and alleys are filled with architectural wonders - old ottoman palaces and fountains, souks, hamams, medieval houses and shops, churches, amazing ancient stairs going uphill... wait for you at every corner. It's safe and filled with tourists all year long.

Visited January 2013
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