Arafat's Tomb, Ramallah

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Visit Arafat's Tomb to learn about the hardships of recent history. Believing this is a temporary resting site for their leader, a symbolic rail track was put under the grave since Arafat asked to be buried in Jerusalem. Surrounded by water on three sides, the mausoleum is a modern piece of art in itself constructed from stone and glass with a symbolic surface of 11 m by 11 m (120 sq ft) that marks the date of his death. As Yasser Arafat was a well-respected and admired man, smiling or laughing during the visit is considered inappropriate. Make Arafat's Tomb a part of your Ramallah vacation plans using our Ramallah vacation trip planner.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The museum is closed on Mondays so we only could bring a visit to the Tomb. Two very helpful soldiers out there keep the honour guard gave some explanation and answered our questions. Visit.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Jai love see this very zen and beautiful place. But the Museum is even better, informative, fun and very well done.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Yassir Arafat died in France but after his death his dead body was brought back to the capital of the Palestinian self-governance Ramallah where we can pay a visit to his tomb. It is an enormous monum...  more »

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