Jerusalem Sights

Machaneh Yehuda

  • Etz Hayim St. Map It
  • Center City
  • Market/Bazaar
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

For a unique local experience, head to this two-block-long covered lane and its adjacent alleys, filled with the brilliant colors of the city's best-quality produce, cheeses, and baked goods. It's fun to elbow your way through this decidedly unslick market anytime, but it's riotously busy on Friday, when Jewish Jerusalem does its last-minute shopping for the Sabbath. Its traditional Mediterranean-Middle Eastern character, going back generations, still dominates; but a liberal sprinkling of stall-size Western eateries, wine shops, and bars, and a few arts-and-crafts or souvenir shops, have given Machaneh Yehuda a more cosmopolitan feel. The market links Jaffa Street and Agrippas Street, parallel to and just a five-minute walk up from King George Street. Many of the Downtown bus lines stop on King George, and several on Agrippas itself, while the light-rail runs the length of Jaffa Street (which is otherwise closed to traffic). There is some paid parking close to the market, but it is most easily approached on foot.

Sight Information

Address:

Etz Hayim St., at Agrippas St., Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

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Sight Details:

  • Closed Sat.

Published 05/04/2017

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