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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Jerusalem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Al Aqsa Mosque and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • People are going to visit one of the three sacred places Aksa really needs to be a place of worship and be seen. people close to God himself feels free and peaceful, this holy place to drag yourself to see and worship not entirely different, go for a ride ... Unlike the media shows go to a very safe place and do not leave them alone.
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  • Unwise beautiful stories behind this Pearl of Jerusalem. Particularly spiritual. Inside and out it looks beautiful!
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  • It is restricted to muslims so you will be quizzed at the gate. There are security at the gates due to Its recent history of trouble. The dome of rock which is the most recognisable monument of Jerusa...  more »
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  • Beautiful. Would have loved to see inside, but I totally understand the policy forbidding non Muslims. The man at the door was extremely polite. Thank you!
  • Beautiful, blessed masjed. May Allah protect it. The only thing that takes away from the peaceful and holy experience is all the Jewish military with fully automatic weapons staring at you, making you feel uncomfortable. Free Palestine.
  • Glory to God, every Muslim should go visit here! Pray where the Prophets prayed, see the Islamic artifacts, rich history and feel life's meaning!
  • one of my favorite mosque in palestine, this mosque is belong to all of muslim in this world.
  • Its nice religious place, in fact, its the most beautiful simple religious building that i ever seen.

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