We’ll start our day in the enchanting courtyards of Nachlaot, learning about their history and meeting some of the neighborhood’s local artists. We’ll continue on to shuk Machane Yehudah where we’ll meet the market’s colorful venders and sample the local cuisine. Next we’ll take a historical stroll down Jaffa Street of the Street of the Prophets until we come to the Beit David courtyard. There we’ll learn about the courtyard’s history and take a mystical tour through a unique art gallery, the Museum of Psalms.
What Will I Experience?Meandering through the enchanting allies and courtyards of Nachlaot, we’ll learn about the history of this neighborhood and visit important landmarks. We’ll have a chance to explore the neighborhoods thriving yet covert art scene and meet with local artists.
Figures and Flavors of Shuk Machane Yehudah
Step into Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market and experience the tastes, smells and personalities of an authentic Middle Eastern shuk. We’ll have a drink with a Yeminite healer, sample Middle Eastern spices, and indulge in a surprisingly wide variety of Halva.
Jaffa Road and Street of the Prophets
On our stroll down one Jerusalem oldest roads we’ll encounter historical landmarks which each tell their own tale. As we continue onto the Street of the Prophets we’ll see Israel’s first hospitals and visit the former homes of artist William Homan Hunt and poetess Rachel Bluwstein.
Beit David Courtyard and Museum of Psalms
Beit David, one of Jerusalem’s first neighborhoods, was home to Rabbi Kook, the first Chief Rabbi of Israel. Here we’ll take a mystical journey through the Museum of Psalms with artist Tzvi HaLevi Berger, who painted all 150 Psalms by translating Kabbalistic ideas into visual art.
What's Included- Visits with artists
- Food samples in the shuk
- Entrance to Museum of Psalms
- Professional, licensed tour guide
- An intimate encounter with the local culture and people of Jerusalem
How Early Should I Have my Coffee?The tour will begin at 9:00am at the Gerard Behar Center on Betsalel Street #11
Anything Else I Need to Know?- This is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and a hats always a good idea too.
- We’ll have a lunch stop in the shuk, so bring some extra cash for your choice of Jerusalem’s freshest local cuisine.
- This tour runs every Tuesday.
- Bookings must be made 24 hrs in advance.