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Enjoy an interesting look into the the ancient markets of Jerusalem, with Roman columns, a mural, and the Madaba Map- an amazing mosaic depicting ancient Jerusalem.
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“jewish quarter” (52 reviews)
“roman times” (13 reviews)
“ancient roman” (7 reviews)
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Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the old Roman road that was at the heart of the old city of Jerusalem. It is not very atmospheric but you get a senses of what ancient life might have been like 2000 years ago from the modern murals.

Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Jewish quarter is nice, but if you do not know a lot about the history it is wise to do a tour. With the tour guide you will hear about the history of this interesting part of town.

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice example of some roman remains, with an attempt at history put into the display. Now there are expensive shops along with the ruins. Adds to the authenticity. :)

Thank MB1769
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is always such a nice feeling walking around the Cardo. Many Juadiaca stores with very reasonable prices.

Thank smaman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Jerusalem with map in hand and started to walk. Be sure to pack water and have really good comfortable walking shoes. Pavement stones are uneven and slippery when wet. There is so much to see that even when sites close down there...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a shopper but I enjoyed the Cardo. More artistic shops and the owners and workers and not especially aggressive. Many shops with humorous items.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cardo is literally the 'heart' of Jerusalem's Old City. The ancient road is (and was) a shopping venue that bisects the Old City from Damascus Gate in the Moslem Quarter to the Jewish Quarter's Dung Gate. The southern Cardo in the Jewish Quarter has...More

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The "Cardo" is derived from the layout of ancient Roman cities. The Cardo was the main street in Jerusalem.. When the Cardo was rediscovered in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City in the late 1960s following the Six Day War, it was decided to...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This old road now hosts a variety of nicer shops with Jewish products. I particularly liked the courtyard with the mosaics, and we felt very brave as we peeked into the Arab market. There's a public restroom (free) available.

Thank therese l
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very good, historical spot. If you're a history buff like me, it is a place to have in mind. Do not miss the wonderful wall mosaics!

Thank chrissofia700
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