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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. Plan to visit Al Aqsa Mosque and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jerusalem attractions using our Jerusalem travel itinerary planner.
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Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
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  • I had the absolute life experience when i had a chance to visit this stunning piece of art and culture in Jerusalem! This is the Dome of Rock situated in the heart of the Old City encompassed in 4 wal...  more »
  • Al Aqsa Mosque is situated at south end of the Temple Mount a couple minutes walk from the iconic Dome of the Rock. This is the 3rd holiest site in the Islamic world and a essential place to visit in ...  more »
  • Not as famous as the Dome on the Rock but just as beautiful and as steeped in history and myth. A place for reflection no matter what faith, or even if no faith. Escape the heat of the sun and local p...  more »
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  • One of the most peaceful places on Earth. I am grateful to have been able to visit and spend time inside this blessed place.
  • The only nice thing about this place is that occasionally they have a nice moazin. Otherwise don't even go.
  • Best mosque I have ever prayed in. Very recommend.
  • Very Beautiful and Holy Mosque. One of the Most Holiest Mosque in Islam.
  • This holy and spiritual mosque is my top dream to reach and pray as a muslim. It has been under Israeli occupation for about 70 years.