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Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem

(2.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Roam the maze of ancient streets and alleys in Muslim Quarter, merging thousands of years of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history. With a population of 22,000 residents and stretching over 31 hectares (76 acres), it is the largest quarter in the city. The temple mound--housing the city's most prominent landmark, the Dome of the Rock--rises above the neighborhood. Its other historic attractions include Roman ruins and Crusader remains, Christian churches, and the Via Dolorosa--the path that Jesus walked on his way to Golgotha. Visit the quarter's bustling market packed with stalls selling spices, textiles, and handicrafts, such as leather goods and embroideries. Put Muslim Quarter into our Jerusalem vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jerusalem.
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  • A visit to the Muslim quarter with its narrow streets and markets is an experience without question, since here a good piece runs the Via Dolorosa along with stations of the cross, pilgrims, and processions. But large parts of the market are now tourist, the offer consists mainly of grotesquely overpriced Chinese level, also traders are sometimes quite pushy and be rapidly aggressive in the price negotiation - or want to then have the achieved price in dollars and try to claim it also then desert threats and verbal abuse. So buy a better in the Christian quarter: friendly dealer. some local handmade - or now in Bethlehem (of course action is there too). Groups of young people who become fun to subjugate tourists, for example when they indicate physical attacks, or as a group of Allah is big skandierend before a build up (like Freitagnachmittags or evening) are another annoyance. It is also popular to block one of the path with the statement, this area / Street / this place is only for Muslims and now they must reverse or fined or whatever. Best one can not be intimidated by such conduct, is usually the next police patrol just around the corner - and also the Halbstarken know it. Not always a nice experience.
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  • One of the 4 Quarters in the Old City of Jerusalem, the first 7 station of the Via Dolorosa are in this quarter, one of the most populated quarter as well.  more »
  • Well, if you like bazaar, this is a place where you need to be. Crowded with tourists and locals, I do not recommend if you are afraid of attacks or thieves.  more »