"Muslim Quarter" Top 5 Page for this destination The Quarters Tip by jadedmuse

The Quarters, Jerusalem: 47 reviews and 117 photos


It's a "must-see" to visit the Muslim Quarter inside the Old Walled City. Chances are you will find yourself smack in the middle of this most vibrant of the four quarters anyways, as the majority of the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) runs through it. Every day life is felt to the max here....it's a cacaphony of Arabic chatter, recorded calls to prayer over nearby loudspeakers, vendors calling out, colorful stalls filled with everything from narghila pipes and colorful materials to fragrant Arabic coffee and local food items. It's easy to feel a bit claustrophobic walking down the narrow streets and so often you'll find yourself jostled by Palestinian children heading to or coming from, school.

Also, if you're walking around that area on a Friday around noon, be aware that there's a major stampede of Muslim men heading toward the "Haram ash-Sharif" (where the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosques are located) for mandatory afternoon prayers.

The best people-watching in the Old Walled City can be had in this very quarter....the Muslim Quarter.

Directions: Old City Jerusalem

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  • Updated Mar 23, 2008
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