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  • Address: Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel

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Mahane Yehuda Market (Jerusalem) Tours

Bursting at the seams with produce, nuts, seeds, spices, wines, meats and cheeses, baked goods, fish, housewares and clothing, Mahane Yehuda Market, informally called The Shuk, teems with locals and tourists who come for a bargain or simply to take in the frenetic atmosphere.

The history of the market dates back to the Ottoman Period, when locals began selling produce there in the early 20th century. It soon expanded into an organized market thanks to its convenient, centralized location. The local government attempted to add much-needed infrastructure — proper sewage, running water and garbage disposal to start — to the market during the British Mandate period, but it wasn’t until the 1930s that conditions began to improve.

Hungry travelers will find plenty of street food stands in and around the Mahane Yehuda Market, including some of Jerusalem’s best burekas. The market also offers a Shuk Bites card, which includes a self-guided tour map of the market and vouchers for a variety of market products.

Practical Info

To see the market at its busiest, visit on a Thursday or Friday when locals are making all their pre-Sabbath purchases. 

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Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Tour, Jerusalem, null
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Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Tour

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This three-hour guided tour to Mahane Yehuda will tantalise your taste buds as you taste your way through Jerusalem’s biggest outdoor market, with more than ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.00
Beyond the Walls of Jerusalem Walking Tour Including Market Visit and Food Tastings, Jerusalem, ... 
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Beyond the Walls of Jerusalem Walking Tour Including Market Visit and Food Tastings

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Get out of the old quarter and walk in the footsteps of those who defied danger and dared to build a life beyond the city walls. Find out how cultures from ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Machne Yehuda Bite Card, Jerusalem, Walking Tours
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Machne Yehuda Bite Card

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Taste the abundance of the famous Machane Yehuda market, on your own time and convenience, through one single card. The Bite Card is comprised of vouchers ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.79

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