Open Hours: The golden domed structure encasing the Sacred Rock has special significance, in that it is the place where Abraham was about to sacrifice his son and from where the Muslim prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven. It is a unique and beautiful artistic piece of Islamic architecture built by Abd el-Malek in 691. It was converted to a church during the Crusader period. Downstairs is the wells of souls, a place where Abraham, David, Solomon, and Jesus were said to have prayed. Please check regarding access and visiting policies.
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Dome of the Rock
The golden domed structure encasing the Sacred Rock has special significance, in that it is the place where Abraham was about to sacrifice his son and from where the Muslim prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven. It is a unique and beautiful artistic piece of Islamic architecture built by Abd el-Malek in 691. It was converted to a church during the Crusader period. Downstairs is the wells of souls, a place where Abraham, David, Solomon, and Jesus were said to have prayed. Please check regarding access and visiting policies.
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The Dome of the Rock. This was an okay site. We saw this site on the same day that I was at the Western Wall. I was a little bummed to be going to both sites on the same day, to be honest. I expected there to be more to the place: more of a decorative nature, more of a supernatural feeling, something. Instead, I felt awkward at the site, but that is me. It was Saturday, May 20, 2000. I found it to be a dome around a rock and rather disappointing. If you don't have time in your schedule to see it, then skip it. If you do, then make a visit so that you can be the judge for yourself.
This is a place of magnific architecture, nice gardens shaded by olive trees where families come to enjoy fresh air and children are playing and running.
Non muslim can only get in through the Moor's Gate or possibly the Chain Gate which are on both sides of the West (or Wailing) Wall. You should not carry any religious item.
The access is difficult because the (occupation/security) police and the religious authorities seem to decide randomly when you can get in. Therefore, you may have to make several attempt before you manage to go there.
the writhing around the wall the top of the dome the white smothe rock where Mohommad(PBH)went to hevan.to good for words.....(onec again breaht less)the best time to visit is any time.ooya and for lunch get a shawerma sandwih, srak not bread.
It's so beautiful. It gives you a feeling of humbleness and when your actually there, it doesnt feel like its real. Its such a beautiful place thats visited by many different religions around the world. The best feeling is actually going inside and praying in it as well. It is the 3rd Holy Mosque in the Islamic Religion and one of the best sites to see in Jerusalem.
The city has streets so close together.
The walls are surrounding you, with cobblestone walkways going through them.
They have crossover's from building to building.
When I was there last they were a closed shop, type city. Nothing at all was open since the fighting had gotten so bad. Plus it was during Ramadan, thus any Muslim or Palestinian shops were closed due to this time.
So What I disliked this time was the closed walls feeling with nothing happening.
I felt strangely crushed with nowhere to go to.
If you have never been there, picture yourself in between brick type walls (They actually are not brick, they are just rough rocks mortared together) about 6-10 feet apart. Walking down very rough (and smoothed from yrs of many feet, donkeys, horses, wagons, soldiers, and w/e else went down these streets) cobblestones. And I said down, because in many places the walk is down or up, since it is built right over top of hills. And they did not level or fill anywhere in those days.
There were also moments where you could see the leftovers of dead carcasses left on the walkways. One person I asked said they don't worry about the carcasses since the dogs at night will take care of them.
I am not sure why truthfully, but that part with the close walled city atomosphere was a bit unsettleing.
The History of the city is awesome and you can see where the city was, and still can be, very inspiring to see.
I liked the overall visit and knowing that Jesus walked and preached there, and many prophets walked there and preached there. That is quite a thought to walk around and imagine the history of that in itself.
Also you can see the city damage inflicted from old to new. Since there is still to this day parts of the old city left and new as well. The dome sitting on top of the orginal temple mount is still a reminder that there is something very scary yet awesome to come, depending on your beliefs.
We are in incredible location less then 100 Meter far from the Damascus gate of the old city in the
middle of Jerusalem and we offer breakfast included in our reservation Located opposite Damascus gate, the New Palm Hotel ...
This fortress like church with its conical dome was dedicated in 1910 by German Benedictines. It lies above the remains
of the fourth century Hagia Sion and the 11th century Franciscan Church of the Dormition, commemorating the "falling asleep" ...
Surrounded by hills dotted with olive and cypress trees, this is a refreshingly quiet village about a 20 minute ride
southwest of the Old City. Its quaint stone houses are mostly inhabited by Israeli artists and sculptors, and there ...
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