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. Add Ben Yehuda Street to your Jerusalem travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jerusalem itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very friendly to eat neighborhood where to go shopping. Some street musicians. Do during the day.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Whatever shop you can buy souvenir freshly baked bread is eaten or sold by weight in spices, herbs, grain, vegetables, fruit, fish and meat.
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  • August 9, 2017
    We needed to get from King George Street to Yaffo Street and strode down Ben Yehuda. The different hanging canopies - colorful umbrellas on one side street, circles of light on another - were inventiv...  more »

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