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Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

(4.1/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Al Aqsa Mosque and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jerusalem attractions using our Jerusalem travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • I came here only for beautiful arhitecture of Temple Mount and I disregarded this mosque. It is very big and with nice inside, but compared with other mosques, not worth too much attention.  more »
  • An amazing mosque, seen so much over the years, the 3rd holiest mosque for all Muslims and an important part of Al-Aqsa complex, been renovated with what ever funds they got to look after this histori...  more »
  • Despite the chaos and oppression that surrounds it, the walls of the Aqsa mosque bring a sense of tranquility to the hearts that frequent it; It provides the escape that many Palestinians yearn for.  more »
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  • Following an attempted visit in September (where I was harassed by 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.
  • i didn't see upto now.. bt i had to be studied many thing abt this place.. i wil try 2 see as soon as possible.. insha allah
  • Ancient Saint John the Baptist church of the Templars. Used to have 7 naves. Cararra marble columns offered by Mussolini to the mufti Al-Huseini. Saladin's minbar was burnt by a mentally disordered Australian in 1969.
  • Amazing and breathtaking. Note, the whole site is Aqsa Mosque. This is Masjid al Qibly
  • though i dinn't traveled at al aksa mosque, I love masjidul aksa.