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. To visit Dome of the Rock and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem trip builder tool .
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  • Walking on Temple Mount, or al-Haram ash-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) is like stepping back in time. Properly inspired, you'll feel a shiver down your spine. It's disappointing only prayer or meditation i...  more »
  • Mesmerising dome with ornate and intricate tiling. Watch out for the tile that resembles Salahuddin Ayubi. Inside you can visit the rock and take time to pray - an exhilarating spiritual atmosphere li...  more »
  • Is the House of God, which to date is still intact and is the first qibla of Muslims worldwide, which is a history of the long journey of human life in the world
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  • This is a beautiful structure. Ironically a Muslim shrine built over Judaism's holiest site. Still, it's incredible to look at a renowned symbol of Jerusalem
  • The most beautiful place I've ever been too, there are so many details, which makes the artwork incredible. A lot of gold and other noble materials were used to build such a beautiful place and in the middle of it is the rock from which our prophet went to heaven. I think it's a shame that only Muslims can see the inside of it and furthermore you need to prove that you're a Muslim, which is in my eyes not something that has a clear definition and this results in a long questioning in front of the dome, so he believes you that you're Muslim and let's you in. 😍😍😍
  • One of the holy sites you must visit when you are in Jerusalem. Beautiful shiny mosque.
  • Such an amazing & historical place. Loving Christians and Muslim's most sacred place, but ironically germans jews with the sympathy of HOLOCAUST, took over control this place and slaughtered the illegally Wrights of Christians and Muslims since they were shifted from Germany to Palestine. However silently & secretly Christians and Muslims are also regularly slaughtered by Isreali forces. I must recommend the tourists to visit that place but very carefully, because ZIONISTS cannot bear the love of PROPHET JESUS & PROPHET MUHAMMAD.
  • Amazing site, however be warned of entry times. It is a limited place for non Muslims to enter. Enter through western wall.

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