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Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

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With its shining gilt aluminum and bronze dome, perfect stone masonry, wooden roof, and magnificent decorations, the World Heritage Site of Dome of the Rock stands on the highest point in Old Jerusalem. Of major importance for all three major religions of the book, the shrine was completed in 691 by a Ummayad caliph and represents one of the oldest examples of Islamic architecture. Built over a sacred stone believed to be Prophet Muhammad's ascension spot into heaven, this Muslim shrine perched on Mount Temple holds prayers five times a day and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter. However, most of its beauty lies on the outside and merits a visit. Make Dome of the Rock a centerpiece of your Jerusalem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jerusalem tourist route planner.
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Where to stay in Jerusalem

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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  • Having been to Jerusalem numerous times I've always been amazed with the beauty of the dome of the rock. However, seeing it up close will make you appreciate it even more. Be warned that women have to...  more »
  • World famous building maybe, but not overly impressed with it and the fact that you cannoot look in let alone enter to see really makes this a non place to see.  more »
  • This should be a bucket list item for anyone lucky enough to travel. Make it part of a tour to get the most out of the experience and understand the context of this site.  more »
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  • It's Holy Land, belongs to heavenly Lord Jesus Christ. It's heavenly place, it's belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ
  • It's not a mosque but during Ramadan it's difficult to get inside Al-Aqsa so women are generally praying in Dome. It's very beautiful inside. Pleasant atmosphere.
  • Beautiful place to visit. Just be mindful of your wardrobe and arrive early to avoid long lines!
  • Would you like to go visit the place that most faiths believe is the point from which the world was created? Take into accounts that not all visitors allowed in and wear modest clothes
  • It is the place where prophet Muhammad reached befor travelled to heavens. It has a great importance in islam as it is a part of al-aqsa mosque. Hope to be there sometime.