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Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem
(4/5 based on 150 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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  • We waited about 40 min for access to the Temple Mount, which is currently accessible only 7.30 -10.00 am and 12.30-1.30 pm. I have no idea how they deal with the 12.30 entrance. We were there at 9.00,...  more »
  • the visit to the Temple Mount is at the same time but also a little depressing. The two mosques can unfortunately not inside are visiting currently. The opening hours of the so-called limits can vary - therefore inquire.
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  • Temple Mount was both very interested and irritating at the same time. There were very few people there but IDF was very much in force there. Also, we were warned very severely to stop laughing and do...  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.