Ben Yehuda Street, Jerusalem

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A bustling pedestrian mall with sidewalk cafes, Ben Yehuda Street provides a traditional shopping experience in a vibrant setting. Packed with stalls offering dates, spices, and textiles, the street has street musicians and itinerant vendors. Closed to vehicular traffic, the area teems with curious pedestrians from all walks of life. This secular heart of Jerusalem makes a popular hangout both night and day. Shop for souvenirs and trinkets, and explore the many cozy old-style restaurants. Make Ben Yehuda Street a centerpiece of your Jerusalem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jerusalem attractions planner .
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  • This is a pedestrian street with a lot of cafes, souvenir shops and fast food. You can spend some time there.  more »
  • It's so fun to walk down Ben Yehuda Street to see the stores, eat in the restaurants, enjoy a beer, have some delicious ice cream, and watch people, hoping you'll see someone you know walk by. There a...  more »
  • Take a stroll down the pedestrian Ben Yehuda Street. But be careful in the rain as the area can become very slippy especially if you walk down from the top end. It is full of small shops all selling v...  more »

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