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Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

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Religious Site
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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  • Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem We just walked from the Dom of the Rock to Al Aqsa Mosque its five minutes only, and you can noticed that the Mosque directly facing the Dome of the Rock, and the dome is at ...  more »
  • I have visited already sacred sites around the world in my travels: churches, synagogues, Mandire, pagodas, shrines and other temples and places of worship. And everywhere I am met by friendly people who have tried with great understanding and full commitment to me to understand their religion and customs, but always with a lot of tolerance and without proselytizing zeal. Unfortunately this does not apply to the mosques: there are in Jerusalem (as elsewhere) cordoned off the whole district, you will be accosted by young people, in this and the road would be no access to non-Muslims and you must not enter the houses of God anyway. Tolerance goes my opinion otherwise.
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  • 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 »
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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.