Jerusalem’s fameous Mahane Yehuda market.
Jerusalem’s open-air market, Mahane Yehuda, has in recent years grown to be a mainstream tourist destination among Israelis and international visitors.
Known to Jerusalemites as simply the shuk (market) or “Machne”, Mahane Yehuda is Israel’s most colorful coltured market.
All aspects of local life come together in this busy market, a fascinating spectacle for the first visitor. The market is used by the city’s residents and visitors who come from afar and is loaded with fresh fruits, olives, nuts, vegetables and almost everything else that is grown or harvested from Israeli soil. It is also a good place to buy spices, tea, cheese, dried fruits, tahini, bread and baked goods. At night, the market reinventes itself and becomes a bustling area with special restaurants and innovative bars that attract visitors from all over the country and the world.