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Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
(4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place is heavily guarded by Israeli soldier, and only people of Islamic religion can visit the holy sanctum Suggestion -- Please do respect the local culture once there dress appropriately, it is...  more »
  • One of Jerusalem's top vistas! Maybe most beautiful it is from across the Western Wall, when you see the dome, the wall and mosque as one composition. From nearby, it was though not clean around and n...  more »
  • I was wearing shorts, They tried to sell me a rag to cover my legs for 30 sheckels.. I did not have that many sheckels on me so I had to leave.. I found it upsetting that a religous site was set up as...  more »
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  • I am personally and spiritually blest before and after visiting the Glory of Israel, which is The Holy Land; and viewed the holy sight in Jerusalem. Reading more about the Dome of the Rock in this review was very helpful in its accuracy; which caused me to rate this study with five stars.
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  • The experience is breath taking. Seeing this architectural beauty in person is incredible. If given the chance, don't miss the opportunity to see this! Understandably strict regulation.
  • Great architecture, beautiful really from the outside. Jews are not welcome from what I gather, despite it being part of Judaism long before Islam was even a religion. Another Jewish and Christian site borrowed by Islam.
  • Despite is architectural beauty and historic significance, I was completely put off by the atmosphere of the place. Firstly - as everyone queues patiently, a group of young Jews push to the front of the line with a complete lack of respect and disregard for those waiting or that it is Christian day to visit. Secondly - I understand that one must be covered before entering but it is the only religious site where I've been charged for a gown and they're willing to take any money you have. Thirdly - locals will attempt to rip you off by showing you around the Dome - don't fall for it Fourthly - the armed military presence is intimidating and ironic around what should be a monument representing peace and all that is good with the world. I had uninterrupted photos whilst there and I can understand why tourists would be deturred