Ben Yehuda Street

Ben Yehuda Street

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One of Jerusalem’s prime hangout spots for locals and tourists alike, Ben Yehuda Street is a pedestrian mall extending between King George Street and Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem. Commonly referred to as "The Midrechov" (a Hebrew portmanteau merging the words for "street" and "sidewalk"), Ben Yehuda has been closed to motorized traffic since 1983 – a trend that has since extended to several more streets in the surrounding area.

Ben Yehuda Street attracts a constant throng of tourists, who mill about the many gift shops and stop for falafel or ice cream in one of the small eateries lining the street. Entertainment abounds - often impromptu- as Ben Yehuda Street is often dotted with musicians and street performers, and during summer and holiday seasons, the municipality hosts festivals  live music festivals.

From souvenirs to shoes, meat bistros to frozen yogurt stands, Ben Yehuda Street is a must any Jerusalem visit.

Tip: See a list of the municipality's free Saturday tours, often on areas near the city center.

Photos by Noam Chen, courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism

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  • ברוך גד
    ברוך גד
    April 4, 2023

    Fun street filled with tourists, and so much good food around, one tip for foreigners, use a wise or revolute card rather than traditional bank cards when paying for meals to avoid unnecessary fees. Superb street party d...

  • Cinta cinta
    Cinta cinta
    October 30, 2022

    I like this pace, shopping, foods and many more ❤️jerusalem

  • Stephen Cassady
    Stephen Cassady
    May 23, 2023

    Great place to visit. All up and down the street are good and shop options. Places to sit throughout so one can sit and observe the crowd. Enjoyed being here for a couple hours.

  • Yaki Shlomo
    Yaki Shlomo
    March 30, 2021

    Great for familys

  • Eden Rainah
    Eden Rainah
    June 23, 2023

    Nice place w lots of stores and supermarkets

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