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Bazaar and Garden Tomb

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Jerusalem’s Old City Bazaar is an extensive labyrinth of underground and above ground shopping, spanning the Muslim Quarter, Christian Quarter and Jewish Quarter. In one section you will find tourist souvenirs such as t-shirts, key chains, scarfs and wooden chess sets. You may also notice Judaica and crucifixes. A walk further will reveal clothing, jewelry, spices and sweets. The deeper you walk, the less touristy the market gets. After a while you may hear bartering in Arabic as you walk by butcheries, fabric shops and stalls selling various housewares. If you began your shopping journey at the entrance closest to Jaffa Gate and continued until you reached Damascus Gate, you would be very close to the Garden Tomb.

The Garden Tomb is a tranquil outdoor park filled with flowers and greenery. It offers tourists an oasis from the hustle and bustle or Jerusalem. It is also where many believe the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus took place. Denominations such as Protestants, come here on pilgrimage as they reject the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as a holy place. Here you will see a tomb believed to have belonged to Jesus, surrounded by biblical inscriptions. You are welcome to sit on one of the benches outside and pray or simply contemplate.