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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. Plan your The Cardo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem vacation builder.
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  • Cardo Street today you can see many Jewish stores, partly using premises built when the Crusaders as benches. At the end of the street, the Cardo is located the archeological site, where you can see the wall times Hasmonean (Maccabees), water tank up to the Roman period. Cardo street width was 22.5 m along the street were built by two colonnades with covered sidewalks for pedestrians. Roadway was 12.5 m along the street under the bridge went drains for the drainage of rainwater. Today you can see fragments of columns, adorned the street Cardo. The height of the columns was 5 m, they were decorated with capitals, representing the Byzantine variation of Corinthian style.
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  • Walking through the Cardo was fun! A wonderful experience. Great shopping, interesting people. Good energy from the merchants... You can negotiate price too!  more »
  • This is a walk through on the way to something else. Romans burned the city and built it on Roman Style.  more »
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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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