Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Muslim Quarter and other Jerusalem attractions using our handy Jerusalem day trip tool .
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  • So much to see, hear and smell in this quarter. Hustle and bustle is great. Lots of eateries. A good mix of Christian and Muslim tourists as Via dela Rosa sits in the middle of this quarter. Lots of p...  more »
  • The Muslim part of the old town was first explored in depth, at the beginning of the night, when you can walk there with tranquility as much as by day, and they were all courteous with me. Most of the Via Dolorosa is there, as well as the Palace of Pilate. But the gates to the Temple Mount are just for them. Fair. The swarm streets as in Arab countries and experienced indescribable flavor delicacies.
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  • This place is one of the must see quarters of old city. Place with full of history. Inside of it, you can visit Al Aqsa mosque, Dom of Rock, Omar mosque, Islamic museum and a lot of shops.  more »

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