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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  • August 11, 2017
    Near the Dome of Rock situated Al Aqsa Mosque having much holy and peaceful environment with much architectural beauty.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Mashallah what a beautiful mosque, the al-Aqsa mosque is located directly behind the dome of the rock. You can get to it by walking through the old city. It's about a 10-15 minute walk. The mosque its...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    After passing a strong security you arrive in the square of the mosques where that is next to Mecca and Medina for the most sacred to Islam. Tourists can not visit it, but it is interesting to see it out within the set of square. It is a quiet and very secure site.
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  • June 26, 2017
    One of the most peaceful places on Earth. I am grateful to have been able to visit and spend time inside this blessed place.
  • July 13, 2017
    The only nice thing about this place is that occasionally they have a nice moazin. Otherwise don't even go.
  • July 5, 2017
    Best mosque I have ever prayed in. Very recommend.
  • July 13, 2017
    Very Beautiful and Holy Mosque. One of the Most Holiest Mosque in Islam.
  • July 8, 2017
    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.

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