The market in the old city of Nazareth, Israel, offer a variety of goods from food to household, cloths to books, all in a colorful bustling and narrow streets and alleys. The market is one of Israel’s largest, traditional bazaars. It sprawls over a large part of the Old City and has spilled over into many secondary areas, such as the Vegetable Market where, despite the name, wedding dresses can be bought!
At weekends, the market is a major attraction for people across the Galilee, both Jews and Arabs, who come to sample the wide range of goods on offer.
Until recently, the shops were usually built from a jumble of wood, plastic and tin — sometimes completely blocking streets and squares — and the whole area was entangled in a web of electrical and telephone cables. But now the streets have been repaved with Galilee stones and black Golan basalt, and the market has been given a more modern look, though it still retains its traditional charm.