Mamilla is a new shopping street developed just outside the Jaffa Gate. Many of the buildings are renovated ancient buildings (look for the numbers on the stones showing how they were reconstructed.) There are many shops and eating options in Mamilla. However, it is worth visiting just to enjoy the bustle, the street musicians and the open air artwork. There is often a “street happening” going on, but, even when there is nothing special scheduled it is going to be busy here.