Bassam Barakat Antiquities
Bassam Barakat Antiquities
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Speciality & Gift ShopsArt GalleriesAntique Shops
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Barakat Gallery is a fifth generation family owned and operated business, founded in Jerusalem over 125 years ago. The Gallery is a purveyor of museum quality ancient art specializing in Classical antiquities, Biblical, Byzantine, Islamic and Primitive arts. Whether you are a collector, a scholar, a designer, an investor, or just an appreciator, the Barakat Collection has something for you.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Luiza P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place with antiquities
    I bought couple of jewellery sets from here. We met the Barakat family members and they are very nice and tried their best to make you happy before you leave their store. They have so many beautiful antique pieces and they give a certificate of authenticity for everything you buy.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Jack T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    best numismatics shop in Jerusalem
    For visitors to Jerusalem interested in numismatics, this shop is excellent value. They sell a wide range of clearly identified ancient coins including, for example, silver Roman denari, each with a certificate of authenticity. Sinan Barakat in particular has an encyclopedic knowledge of ancient coinage. This shop enables international visitors from differing cultural and religious backgrounds to find those additions to their coin collections that most align with their interests. This review is based on several visits and purchases in 2022 and 2023. There is no better souvenir from a visit to Jerusalem than a genuine coin from Biblical times.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Shelby A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fair and respectable business men
    The owners were such a pleasure to work with. Their store is well organized and filled with so many unique treasures. They made my dreams come true today when I found a widows mite pendant in silver which was what I fell in love with at a different store earlier that day. They gave me an affordable and fair price. Both gentle men were a pleasure to work with. Both are photoed here with my husband. Thanks guys!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
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Shelby A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The owners were such a pleasure to work with. Their store is well organized and filled with so many unique treasures. They made my dreams come true today when I found a widows mite pendant in silver which was what I fell in love with at a different store earlier that day. They gave me an affordable and fair price. Both gentle men were a pleasure to work with. Both are photoed here with my husband. Thanks guys!
Written September 11, 2023
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Jack T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
For visitors to Jerusalem interested in numismatics, this shop is excellent value. They sell a wide range of clearly identified ancient coins including, for example, silver Roman denari, each with a certificate of authenticity. Sinan Barakat in particular has an encyclopedic knowledge of ancient coinage. This shop enables international visitors from differing cultural and religious backgrounds to find those additions to their coin collections that most align with their interests. This review is based on several visits and purchases in 2022 and 2023. There is no better souvenir from a visit to Jerusalem than a genuine coin from Biblical times.
Written August 5, 2023
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Luiza P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I bought couple of jewellery sets from here. We met the Barakat family members and they are very nice and tried their best to make you happy before you leave their store. They have so many beautiful antique pieces and they give a certificate of authenticity for everything you buy.
Written August 3, 2023
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bobkeeenan
Portland, OR43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Very friendly, very professional people at this store. Wonderful collection of ancient coins and ancient artifacts. Prices are higher than they should be but I would go back.
Written July 15, 2023
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Marlene B
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The people here are wonderful. Not pushy, not overkill like other shops.. just patient and knowledgeable and i recommend coming to see their goods. 2 shops across from each other- generations of family working, each with their own different things to sell. Simman and his father in antiquities can answer any question about history and coins.
Written June 15, 2023
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Ronn B
Oakland, CA261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Bassam Barakat Antiquities is just a classic antiquities shop. It is easy to get to, just down Rehov David as you go down through the Jaffa Gate, located on your right. I love this shop, it has the charm and look you want when visiting the old city and hoping to view ancient treasures. Lots of various treasures depending on you collecting interest, coins, jewelry, pottery, bronze implements, oil lamps, etc..

I have collected pottery and coins over the years and everything is legitimate. No cheap tourist fakes here. Remember if you are going to buy antiquities you want to go to a trusted dealer who knows the market and legitimate goods. This is what you are paying for when you go to a place like Bassam's. The security and piece of mind knowing that an expert is standing behind the treasure you are buying. If you don't know much about antiquities, but want a souvenir that is special, unique and legitimate then you will do well here, whether you are a novice or an experienced collector.

After leaving my only regret is that I didn't spend more time in this shop looking through more material and perhaps getting into negotiating another ancient coin. However, no buyers remorse...and isn't that the experience you want?

Written June 9, 2023
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Rachelle D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Hassan and his son were so helpful and kind. We really enjoyed the whole experience! Especially after wondering the market and feeling bombarded by offers their little shops were a welcome respite where we felt like we were treated like old friends. Thank you so much!!
Written June 4, 2023
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Yilmaz A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Authentic and trusted place with great service and good and warm conversation. Sincerely recommended place to find some unique and authentic stuff.
Written June 1, 2023
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Hamish J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
I’m an international photographer of fine artefacts from London and have found nowhere as professional than Bassam Barajas Antiquities. Their knowledge of biblical antiques is second to none. A very friendly service.
Written May 6, 2023
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Mark M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Amazing place!
The most stunning collection of ancient biblical artifacts I've ever seen!
Senan and his father were the most gracious and generous hosts letting us hold and film some of their collection.
This will be a memory which will live long in my memory.
Written May 6, 2023
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