On this page you will find key questions and answers about the MachaneYehuda market. If you have any questions that do not appear below, please contact us and we will be happy to answer.
What are the opening hours of the market?
Machane Yehuda market is open every weekday except during the Sabbath and on holidays.
Sunday through Thursday, the market is open from 8:00 to 19:00.
On Fridays, the market is open from 8:00 to approximately 15:00.
On Saturday evening, the market is closed but most of its cafes and restaurants are open.
When is the best time to visit the market?
We recommend visiting the market on weekdays from 9:30 to 17:00.
Although the market is already open at 8:00m, most shop owners and stalls will be busy arranging merchandise and organizing their workday. They are likely to be less attentive and available to properly welcome you.
While the market remains open after 17:00, it is possible that some shops will be closing for the day and produce won’t be as fresh as it was earlier in the day.
Where can you find public restroom facilities in the market area?
For your convenience, there are three public restroom facilities in the MachaneYehuda Market.
A. On Eitz HaChaim St., near the entrance to Agripas St. (Women only).
B. On the corner of HaShazif St. and MachaneYehuda St. (Men and Women).
C. On the corner of HaTapuach St. and MachaneYehuda St. (Men only).
When are MachaneYehuda open events held?
From time to time, the Jerusalem municipality and the Lev Ha’ir Community Council hold open events at the MachaneYehuda market. Find out more about these events at the MachaneYehuda Market website.
Apart from open events, some of the market’s restaurants, cafes and bars hold ongoing music events. For more information about these events, see the MachaneYehuda Market website.
Where should you park upon arrival to the market area?
For visitors arriving by car, parking is recommended in one of the following parking lots:
A. Parking at the Shukenyon building at Agripas St. – a paid parking lot approximately 60 meters from the entrance to the market.
B. Parking at the Mesillat Yesharim St. at the City’s center – a paid parking lot approximately 5 minutes walking distance from the market.
C. Parking at Haneviim St. at the city’s center– a paid parking lot approximately 5 minutes walking distance from the market.
There are also on-street parking spaces along Agripas St. in which parking meters are used.
For your convenience, you can find parking spots near the entrance to the city, close to the Central Station, and take the Light Rail all the way to the entrance of the market.