19th-century charm

A family-run hotel, a defunct cinema and countless functioning synagogues on Agrippas Street.

February 23, 2012 19:33
Agrippas Street

Agrippas Street 521. (photo credit: Shmuel Bar-Am)


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In a city whose historic buildings are frequently torn down to make way for luxury apartments and commercial towers, it is comforting to discover that some things never change. That’s one reason we were so excited when we climbed the stairs to the Palatin Hotel on Agrippas Street: we discovered that the tiny hotel is still being run by the family that built it.

You will find most of this week’s Street Stroll extremely upbeat, for it begins at the Palatin, takes you through picturesque neighborhoods over a century old, steps into a stunning 19th-century villa, and ends at a bright new gallery/coffee shop on 7 Bezalel Street.


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