Dome of the Rock (al-Haram al-Sharif), 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 (al-Haram al-Sharif) 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 (al-Haram al-Sharif) a centerpiece of your Jerusalem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jerusalem tourist route planner.
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  • We waited about 40 min for access to the Temple Mount, which is currently accessible only 7.30 -10.00 am and 12.30-1.30 pm. Come at least an hour earlier. I have no idea how they deal with the 12.30 e...  more »
  • Don't understand why some people come here and then complain when some events or acts happened that fall outside their comfort zone. Come on..this side is controversial and conflicts sometimes occur. ...  more »
  • I am very happy again to visit the dome of the rock mosque. The Temple Mount is better come early in the morning. Entrance for tourists through the Maghreb gate on a wooden bridge. I came around 9 am. Was a small place, I stood in the queue for 15 minutes. At the entrance to the bridge protection may be asked to show your Passport. Dome of the rock mosque, one of the most beautiful mosques. Inside the mosque, you can visit the only Muslims. When you log on, you may be asked to say Shahada or read the Surah of the Qur'an. I was asked to say Shahada. There are very nice and calm. Inside the mosque there is a rock, which was named "the mosque and the dome of the rock"-"dome of the rock". It is from this place that the Prophet Muhammad made his Night Journey-ISRA. There is a cave under a rock, it conduct steps. This cave is called "prayer room of the prophets". In the special atmosphere that touches deeply. I am thankful to Allah for the opportunity to see the mosque and pray there. A visit to the dome of the rock mosque will be remembered by me for the rest of my life.
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  • Beautiful masjid in Jerusalem ! The guide from Syria named Ahmed was nice ! There was a nice man who also gave me back my phone when I dropped it ! The people here are nice and I love decor of the ruler ! I fl bad for the Palestinians because they are blocked by stupid Israel . Luckily the Arab nations could kick out the Jews eventually! The Israeli guards were rude so f*** there Nakba. 🇵🇸
  • 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
  • Started in 691 by Greek architects who made the dome with 20,5 m diameter, 30 cm less than the holy sepulchre. SOme marmor stolen from the Basilica of Bethlehem where Jesus was born, and an anti-Christian koranic sura (nbr. 4) was added inside the building. King Abdallah I was assassinated to the NE angle outside by an Arabic nationalist in 1951. King Hussein sold his London villa and ordered a 80 kg gold rich alloy for the roof in 1954. The most interesting is inside: the rock of the fundation of the world, Isaac's sacrifice, Jacob's dream, ark of the covenant place, and under the rock, the pit of the souls: the blood of the sacrifices could go down from there via a straignt tunnel to the Gehena for the purification of the souls. Chrsit might have gone down this way on Holy Saturday.
  • 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.
  • 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.