Colourful Jerusalem Markets – A photo story

Colourful Jerusalem Markets

I loved exploring the Jerusalem Markets, they are so colourful and aromatic and you just want to eat all the food that you see. Even the locals going about their daily life was fascinating to watch. If you visit Jerusalem make sure you get to at least one of their markets not that you can really avoid stalls when you are walking through the old city anyway.

You can find everything here including delicious fruits and vegetables, fragrant spices, handicrafts, souvenirs, antiques, religious articles the list is endless. For more information about Jerusalem markets see the ITravelJersualem website as even I didn’t get to explore all the different areas but that is now my excuse to go back one day.

I visited the Mahane Yehuda Market . Be warned though don’t go here if you are hungry as you will want to eat everything as your walking round. Some of the stall holders didn’t like people taking photos and there were even signs up saying no photos so I got as many as i could because I didn’t fancy having a stall holder chasing after me down the alleys.

I explored with a friend but you can do tours of the market and also get a bite card so you can try some of the amazing food. If I ever do go back then I will try and do one of these tours to find out more about what I am actually looking as I didn’t have a clue what some of the things were.

Jerusalem market pomegranates
Pomegranates were a common sight with lots of stall offering fresh pomegranate juice. In fact you could get most flavours of juices on these stall. I only tried an orange juice which was delicious, just look at the next picture for how refreshing the oranges look

jerusalem market oranges

jerusalem market cauliflower
The cauliflowers were the size of my head!!!
jerusalem market artichoke
Artichoke but not to be confused with the Jerusalem Artichoke which is what I originally thought these were as I was in Jerusalem lol
Jerusalem market peppers
Peppers were often seen at breakfast time and the ones I tried were really tasty
jerusalem market spices
The smell of the spices was immense as you walked through these alleys, loved it although I wasn’t really sure what the spices were
jerusalem market olives
Look at all the different varieties of olives. I don’t even like olives but I tried a few whilst in Jerusalem and liked them. Actually I tried a lot of foods I don’t like and found I liked them here!!!

jerusalem market dates

jerusalem market
This is the only decent pic I got that wasn’t food related

 

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