The Cardo, Jerusalem

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When touring the Jewish Quarter, take a stroll through The Cardo, a restored Roman-era passageway, fringed by a colonnade along its whole perimeter. Built during the rule of Hadrian in the second century, the street was partially excavated and reconstructed, beginning in 1969. Enjoy a short walk and admire the well-preserved columns and buildings, or browse the shops for jewelry, art pieces, and souvenirs. To visit The Cardo on your trip to Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem visit planner .
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  • The cardo, or the heart, of the city is an interesting place with thousands of years of history, upscale souvenir and gift shops, as well as shops selling beautiful art. Stop here on your way to the K...  more »
  • This area will allow you to "swim" in a little historical but also commercial universe where you can find a lot of memories
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  • Amazing historical place!! Been there many times and it's still great to be there again.
  • Really nice place. Recommend taking a tour guide to make the most out of your visit.
  • Great place. Very historically significant.
  • Upper end of the gift selection in the ones city. Pleasant shopping area. As nice as the shops are though, I think there is still a bit too much of the mass produced gifts.
  • Beautiful scenery. Great food shops.

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