Wohl Archaeological Museum
Down a narrow alleyway east of Hurva Sq, the impressive Wohl Archaeological Museum , features a 1st-century home and several Herodian...
Alone on the Walls Museum
Close to the large menorah (seven-branched candelabrum) near the southern end of the Cardo, the Alone on the Walls Museum documents the...
One of the more interesting sights of the Jewish Quarter is the Burnt House , located below the Quarter Café. The house, buried under...
Owners Gina and Ori can be found each morning serving up hot breakfasts to hungry tourists and locals alike. Pastas and salads appear...
Sephardic Synagogues information
South of Hurva Sq, on HaTupim St, are four Sephardic synagogues , two of which date back as far as the 16th century. In accordance with a law of the time stating that synagogues could not be taller than neighbouring buildings, this grouping was sunk deep into the ground – a measure that certainly saved the buildings from destruction during the bombardment of the quarter in 1948. Instead, the synagogues were looted by the Jordanians and then used as sheep pens. They have been restored using the remains of Italian synagogues damaged during WWII and are back in use for morning and evening services.