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For shopping for souvenirs and handcrafts the old city market is the right place. In most places all the items are similar but prices can be very different, so check it out and don’t forget to barging. The more items you buy the more discounts you should get.
Written Mar 8, 2009
The old city market is famous for its variety of people, items and everything, however, this is a truly tourist place where some items are well over prices. Barging is common here and often you can reduce prices of items.
Updated Mar 8, 2009
MAMILLA's shopping street is newly openned and is a beautifull antic style open air mall that leads to the old city and offers a wondefull view and best shopping in town (clothing, jewellery);
Mamilla (Hebrew: îîéìàý) was an early neighbourhood constructed outside Jerusalem's Old City west from the Jaffa Gate, and now refers to the $400 million commercial and housing district developed in selected parts of the area.
Mamilla was originally established in the late 19th century as a mixed Jewish-Arab central business district. Between the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the 1967 Six-Day War, it was located along the armistice line between the Israeli and Jordanian-held sector of the city. It went into decline after many of its buildings were destroyed by Jordanian shelling. After 1967, the government decided to demolish what remained and rebuild it. Land was apportioned to residential and commercial zones, including hotels and office space, in what was to become one of the longest and most costly development plans in the history of modern Jerusalem. Most of the plan was finally realized by the summer of 2007 with the opening of its major mall and entertainment components.
What to buy: clothing jewellery everything
Written Jun 1, 2008
Address: corner of king george avenue and yafo street
There is a realtively new shop on Salah ed Din Street which is beautyfully decorated and has a great selection on spices. If you don't want to get lost in the Old City, looking for the spices you would like to bring home to impress your friends and family, this is the place to go.
Even the israeli Haaretz had a report on it:
A taste of the Muslim Quarter
By Michal Palti
"Muakat, an orderly, meticulously run spice shop opened on Salah a-Din about a year ago. Every imaginable spice, from lavender to saffron, is displayed on wooden shelves - one will not find sacks of spices resting on the floor in this establishment. Prices range from a few to hundreds of shekels per 100 grams, and the service is excellent"
What to buy: Spices, spices, spices...!
What to pay: range from a few to hundreds of shekels per 100 grams.
Written Jan 17, 2008
Address: Salah ed Din Street
Since 1922, the Balian family has been producing authentic and original ceramics.
The Balians were one of three Armenian families brought over to Jerusalem from Kutahya, Turkey (by the British government in 1917) to renovate the ceramic tiles of the Dome of The Rock.
All Balian's pottery is made from local and imported clays at their studio in East Jerusalem.
Hours Open: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [Closed Sundays]
What to buy: Everything you like.
Updated Jan 13, 2008
Address: 14 Nablus Road, Jerusalem 97200
Everything you have ever seen in a Middle Eastern souq can be found in the shops of the Old City. Since there is no shortage of tourists, many of which will overpay to have something "from" Jerusalem, the asking prices are very high. I write "from" because a lot of what is for sale is not made in Jerusalem. I know this because you see many of the same exact things in Turkey and Egypt.
The shop owners can get pretty annoying as it is hard to avoid them because of the narrow streets. In order to walk to the Holy Sepulchre from Jaffa Gate, for example, you will have to walk past at least 50 shops.
Written Apr 13, 2007
Armenian crafts and art is a famous thing in Jerusalem and a lot of people love to buy those crafts.
Beside the things that you can buy like plates , vases you can also see the armenian art on buildings in jerusalem.
What to buy: Plates , Vases
What to pay: Depends on the thing you want to buy and of course the location
Written Jun 21, 2006
Mahne Yehuda market (in hebrew it is Shook Mahne yehuda) is a famous market in Jerusalem and one of the most in Israel.
This is a big open market with many stores (meat , fruits , vegetables , bakery and more).
The place is very colorful and is known as place for Beitar jerusalem's fan (and right winged people).
What to buy: You can find a lot of good things : fruits , vegetables , places to eat , spices , meat , toys and many many more.
Updated Jun 21, 2006
Address: Jaffa st. Jerusalem
What to buy: This is a bit bizarre experience. Instead of going to a shop, the shop comes to you. It looks like a regular Jewish clergyman, dressed in black with the traditional cap on top of his head. He would approach you with a greeting and a question about your place of origin (this must be an international tout trick). In my case this time it worked because he was quite knowledgeable of the soccer stars of BG so I was open for negotiation. What he wanted to sell to me was some sort of a good charm, represented by a red thread which is supposed to be worn as a bracelet. This reminded me of the BG martenitza minus the white thread so I was in for the bargain.
What to pay: Price of the bracelet was negligible but the value of his advice not leave my head uncovered was priceless.
Updated Feb 10, 2006
Address: They come to you in the old town
Now here’s an interesting souvenir to take back after a visit to Israel: a custom-made leather belt. It’s not that expensive, it doesn’t take up room in your suitcase, and it doesn’t sit around gathering dust when you get home, like the olive-wood camels and sardine tins of Holy Land Air that are so popular with tourists.
On King George Street in downtown Jerusalem is a little shop where they make leather belts for you as you wait. You can’t miss it. Outside, like a cigar store Indian, stands the statue of a man decked out in belts, and the store itself has a big English sign that says “Belt In.” Now that I think about it, it’s probably a play on words for “built in”!
A belt for keeping your jeans up will set you back about 90 shekels (about $20) depending on the width of the belt and the kind of buckle you choose. A row of stitching costs another 5 shekels.
I’m sure there are other belt shops in the world, but you won’t see one like this, which advertises itself with a quote from the Bible. A wooden plaque on the storefront reads: “And they sewed together fig leaves and made themselves belts” (Genesis 3:7).
The word in the Bible for the article of clothing devised by Adam and Eve to cover their nakedness is “hagorot.” Traditional translations of the Bible use the word “girdles” or “loincloths,” but in modern Hebrew, “hagorot” are belts!
Updated Nov 22, 2005
Address: 31 King George Street, Jerusalem
Phone: 02-6241702 or 02-6242327
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