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Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem
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Rows of colorful, mouthwatering produce waits to be tasted at Mahane Yehuda Market, a historic food market bubbling with life. Dating back to the late 19th century, the market has grown to sprawl across two major streets, interconnected with several bustling lanes and packed to the rafters with fresh foods. Sample halva, kebab, falafel, handmade cheeses, and many more tantalizing specialties sold at bargain prices. Brush up on your haggling skills and immerse yourself in the local shopping culture. Tours and cooking workshops are available to book through the market's website. To visit Mahane Yehuda Market and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • This was, by far, one of my favorite things we did while in Israel! Getting to experience the market and the people, it's a must see! 
  • Things to get lost in this market, must each trip into the true Jerusalem. Fish or vegetable stalls alternate with those of spices or sweets in a hubbub of sound and color, not to mention the many places to stop for lunch or dinner. Careful, the prices are higher than it appears.
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  • The open market is pleasing to all the senses. The food, sights, sounds, and scents of the market are superb. Although we were there both at day and at night. I recommend going after 8:30 PM, as the f...  more »
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  • I like Machane Yehuda very much. It is not too crowded (unless you go on a Friday morning - beware) and there are a huge variety of stalls from traditional spice shops to more modern, trendy versions. There are also lots of hidden alleyways and corners offering nice surprises and there are some super little restaurants. At night the market comes alive with several little bars - it is a completely different but very fun atmosphere.
  • A must-go destination if you're visiting Jerusalem. Many small local spots where you can find a huge variety of delicious foods. Sweets, pickles and olives, halva, spices and more. Come back in the evening to hang out in one of the local bars with the student crowd.
  • Very nice place. Fresh food. Open until late hours. Most people friendly
  • It has a special magical vibe. You can find there anything from cheep vegetables to fancy resturant with young cool vibe. At the day its a market and in the night its the place to go out, with a lot of cool.
  • One of my favourite places in jerusalem. In recent years many bars, restaurants and cafes have opened up here. It's a great place to walk around at, take in the aromas and colors, grab a drink and some food. Perhaps buy something. Fridays are super busy.