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Bargain for a bargain

You need to haggle (except in a couple of shops where they've posted signs that prices are set... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
therese l
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Amazing atmosphere

Loved the hustle and bustle, the sights, smells and the friendly Palestinian people of course! So... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

You need to haggle (except in a couple of shops where they've posted signs that prices are set). You need to be able to ignore the calls of shopkeepers as you walk past. One vendor was very helpful to two members of our party who...More

2  Thank therese l
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Loved the hustle and bustle, the sights, smells and the friendly Palestinian people of course! So many stalls to look at and choose from, haggling may be necessary, but this is expected in any souk. Can get some very good bargains and also some great...More

Thank fm86
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A tourist trap, a shopper's paradise, and an all but obligatory part of visiting Jerusalem. The perfect gift or souvenir is in there somewhere if you're willing to look hard enough. Be prepared to haggle, which is part of the experience.

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

There are several areas within the Muslim Quarter where you can find souk and bazaar market scenes. A souk also referred to as the Three Markets or Covered Markets can be found running north of Cardo. This is where you find garden variety souk shops...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Yes it is authentic bazaar with a wide variety of items. Jewelry, food,clothing, souvenirs, ect. The whole haggling experience. Like buying a car on a small scale. Annoying. The bad experience was a vendor accused my daughter of stealing some trinket. My daughter and her...More

1  Thank TravelQ6492QE
Reviewed 20 August 2016

An ancient authentic oriental bazaar. My feelings were mixed as there where goats and sheep hanging in glass cabinets next to the jewelry stores where everything shines with gold (somehow unhygienic). Also, in between are bakeries where delicious oriental pastries and sweets are being sold...More

1  Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I'm not huge fan of this kind of markets, since most of them have become in tourist oriented, selling low quality souvenirs. It's funny since most of the local won't visit it anymore. But, if you want to eat a snack it can be a...More

1  Thank Ruben R
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I had an extremely unpleasant experience here. I walked into one of the many shops selling the same souvenirs, and was quoted a price dramatically high. I was looking to buy a medium pewter hamsa, which I had seen elsewhere in the 20-25 shekel price...More

3  Thank awf56
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The souk is one of the best features in the Old City. I was 4 days in Jerusalem and could not resist going there every day! What an experience for your senses! Stroll around, visit some shops and talk to some people. They are friendly...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 31 October 2015

It is a great way to spend some time wandering through the souk, so many shops selling many different things, the food and spice shops are particularly interesting. We started from Damascus gate and left at new gate where there are also some good cafes...More

1  Thank Yorkie137
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