Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem
The Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem has existed since the mid-19th century, when the first Jewish neighborhoods were built along Jaffa Road. It began as a temporary market operated by residents of nearby Arab villages who came to sell their produce.
In the early 20th century the market began to expand. Jewish merchants built buildings and stores between Jaffa Rd. and Agripas St. During this period the market was given its current name, "Mahane Yehuda", after the adjacent neighborhood.
Today the market is extensive, diverse, vibrant and lively and it has become a tourist attraction. It is a popular market with colorful merchants and customers. Alongside its traditional activity and simple restaurants, today Mahane Yehuda market offers gourmet restaurants, cafés, pubs and boutiques selling clothes and jewelry.
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