Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

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Admire one the holiest religious sites in Islam at Al Aqsa Mosque, where, according to traditional beliefs, Muhammad was transported on his night journey. The ancient, 1,000-year-old façade is adorned with tiles and consists of 14 Romanesque-style arches, along with a characteristic lead-sheeted dome. The interior consists of aisles supported by a number of marble columns and a gold-plated ceiling. Non-Muslims are currently not permitted to enter the mosque grounds, and approaching the façades is possible only during specific visiting hours. You'll need to wear modest clothes and avoid public displays of affection in order to not appear disrespectful. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Jerusalem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Al Aqsa Mosque and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The al-Aqsa Mosque was built from the 7th century and has very often been reworked since (see his ommeyyades at the Rockefeller Museum carved wooden decoration). Entry is not permitted to non-Muslims and the entrance is strictly guarded, but I was able to peek through a side window that was open one morning... After Mecca and Medina, it is considered as the 3rd most important Islamic world mosque. It occupies the southern part of the esplanade of the Temple (well inquire about access to tourists; long tails to provide schedules and important security controls, it is recommended to go there early in the morning).
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  • This place of worship located on the Esplanade of the mosques is not accessible to non Muslims, so we saw it from the outside. The strictly architectural point of view the Dome of the rock is more impressive. Remains that this historic mosque deserves that we appreciate it.
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  • The Al Aqsa Mosque is on the Temple Mount, known as the Noble Sanctuary in Islam. From here, the Prophet Mohammad flew on his night journey on the magic horse Barak to Heaven, where he consulted with ...  more »
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  • Beautiful. Would have loved to see inside, but I totally understand the policy forbidding non Muslims. The man at the door was extremely polite. Thank you!
  • Beautiful, blessed masjed. May Allah protect it. The only thing that takes away from the peaceful and holy experience is all the Jewish military with fully automatic weapons staring at you, making you feel uncomfortable. Free Palestine.
  • Blessed to have visited this beautiful, historic place. Every Muslim MUST try to visit if you can; at least once in your life.
  • A beautiful mosque, which is definitely worth visiting, has a beautiful top and windows.
  • Following an attempted visit in September (where I was harassed by angry shoe weilding children) I finally got to visit this site in December 2015. People were very unwelcoming and intimidating, shouting "Allahu Akbar" for the majority of my short visit. Security guards were very suspicious of anything and always stalked my group for the entire visit. Visiting hours were short and inconsistent. It's a shame that an integral piece of modern Jerusalem culture and society is so closed to outsiders. The buildings were beautiful and historical, but the people really soured the whole experience.

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