The Machane Yehuda Market or shuk is the largest market in Jerusalem with over 250 vendors selling everything from fruit and vegetables to specialty foods, and clothing to Judaica. The market is the main traditional marketplace of Jerusalem and is an experience that must be part of any visit to Jerusalem, filled with fascinating sounds, sights, and smells.
The Machane Yehuda Market is set between Aggripas and Jaffa Streets, with two main aisles and then many further small walkways once inside. It is a maze and myriad of sights, sounds, and smells, an intense sensory experience and memorable life experience! Just a ten-minute walk from the center of Jerusalem, the market is a fascinating place to stroll whether you are interested just in observing the magnificent sculpted displays of spices, mouthwatering array of foods, and stunning energy of the place, or if you want to get involved in real-market buying, negotiating and tasting!
The market is open Sunday to Friday and closed on Shabbat (Saturday) and is particularly busy on Thursdays and Friday mornings with shoppers preparing for the Sabbath. On our Jerusalem Day Tour, you will get a taste for all the market has to offer. For a more in depth experience of the market, join our amazing Machane Yehuda Market Tour and discover the local delicacies dispersed throughout the market. You’ll get a chance to taste some of the best dishes and buy products to take home with you. For those looking to gain new skills in the kitchen, while discovering all that the market has to offer, the Machane Yehuda Market Tour & Cooking Workshop is a perfect fit.