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HaCarmel Street

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Free, Shopping, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Sandwiched between Allenby Street to the north and HaKovshim Park to the south, the buzzing Carmel Market is the largest open-air marketplace in the city. Here, crowds converge on stalls that sell everything from colorful spices to knock-off sunglasses. This is a great place to stop for picnic supplies before heading to the beach.

Within a few minutes of exploration, you'll be engulfed by the hustle and bustle of Carmel. Various vendors try to serenade you with songs of pricing and claims about their merchandise. Previous visitors say that shopping here can be a bit of a stimulation overload, but the experience is definitely a net positive.

The Carmel Market sits just north of Nahalat Binyamin and is open Sunday to Thursday from 8 a.m. until sundown and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can reach the museum by bus Nos. 4, 18, 24, 25, 61, 82 and 204. You don't have to pay to peruse, but you should carry some shekels on you in case you're hit with the urge to shop. For more information, visit the Israeli Tourism Board website.

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