In the past few years, the Jerusalem Municipality and private ventures have sought to rejuvenate an area that was once just a regular residential neighborhood near the city center, creating a busy, trendy and appealing lifestyle space that has become an integral part of the Jerusalem scene. Walking through the Bezalel-Shatz promenade near the city center on a Friday, the Bezalel Arts Fair with its dozens of arts and crafts stands, set up next to upscale clothes stores and lively cafes, gives off a feelgood, relaxed vibe not always associated with the capital.

The fair opened in the fall of 2009 and has since become a staple in many Jerusalemites’ Friday routine. It extends from Bezalel and Shatz streets and the Menora Park on King George Avenue and operates every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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