NileGuide Expert Says:
The best way to approach the Old City on the Jaffa Gate side.
Alrov Mamilla Ave
Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the Alrov Mamilla Mall combines the ancient and the modern by using restored buildings to line the pedestrian avenue that leads visitors from the New Cit to the Old City of Jerusalem inside the Old City walls.
A selection of some of Israel's best stores--Naot shoes, H. Stern jewelers, Golf clothing, Ahava products--are interspersed with lively cafes and bakeries, all sporting comfortable outside patios with views over the Old City walls.
At night and on festivals, the mall becomes a venue for all kinds of events--folk dancing, music, street theater. Temporary sculpture exhibits line the sidewalk.