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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  • As you go round the old city and get to the Jewish Quarter, it is worth taking a 5 to 10 minute look here to get some sense of Roman Jerusalem.  more »
  • I don't know why this place have such high reviews. It is a corridor with some ancient columns and overpriced stores.  more »
  • A great network of alleys filled with many varieties of shops in the midst of an ancient city. This is a bustling place with history all around you. You will certainly find some unique momento to take...  more »
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  • Originally built by The Roman Empire the Cardo in Jerusalem was meant to be the central area of commerce. Roman policy was such that all business was done on the roads leading to Rome. Today the Cardo has been partially restored and is a beautiful archeological park. There is also an inner area that specializes in artwork and gifts.
  • Read the history here. Great peek into the world of ancient Rome. Some higher end shopping. Most stores have good reputation and some of the galleries are cool.
  • The Cardo is the old Roman road that runs through the old city of Jerusalem. It is inside the old city. It is lined with many shops and provides access back and forth between the Arab and Jewish quarters. Somewhat dark and musty, but an interesting walk.
  • Nice view, beautiful people, good kosher food..Big like! 👍👍👍
  • You need quit an imaginative mind To restore the idea of the cardo All though they do a pretty good job Id recommend a 3D projectory on the walls To bring it back to life...I've seen it done
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