CITYsights: Old City's Muslim market

By ITRAVELJERUSALEM
July 12, 2011 13:57

The Old City's marketplace in the Muslim and Christian quarters offers a wealth of culture and diversity.




Old City

Old City. (photo credit: Courtesy)

iTravelJerusalem takes a stroll through the marketplace in the Old City's Muslim and Christian quarters with tour guide and archaeologist Danny Herman. The keen of eye will observe that the market's location along the Via Dolorosa, Jesus' path of suffering en route to his crucifixion, creates a unique mix of Christian and Muslim symbols. Only here can one come across Christian icons and models of Muslim shrines peddled by a single vendor. The market's intoxicating abundance of smells and tastes, not to mention the inimitable medley of knickknacks on display, are a testament to the Old City's rich diversity or color, culture and community.


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