Dar Zahran Heritage Building, Ramallah

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Acquaint yourself with local history at Dar Zahran Heritage Building, which covers centuries' worth of Arab Christian ancestry. Before Ramallah grew into a thriving city, this stately home was the permanent residence of the village's leader or mukhtar, and has remained in the family for the last 250 years. Enter through a colorful courtyard of plants, where one of the Dar Zahran Jaghab descendants will welcome you in to tour the property. Wander through the art gallery and photo exhibit, documenting the lives, fashion, and landscape of Ramallah from 1850 to 1979. A souvenir shop offers a wide selection of Fair Trade authentic Palestinian goods and foods. To find out how to plan a trip to Ramallah, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This place is a true testament to the long heritage, and resilience of the Palestinian people, and the owner makes sure you are welcomed! The building is almost a 150 years old, which tells volumes ab...  more »
  • I visit this place many times, am as a Palestinian come from the Palestinian countryside. this place re-show for me how our parent live in the past. great place. the old design of Arabic houses is bea...  more »
  • The Dar Zahran Heritage Building is an inspiring and moving effort to preserve Palestinian history. It is just a short walk from the centre of Ramallah and well worth it. The minute I stepped through ...  more »
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  • It's an OLD villa describes the fancy life of a Palestinian family (Zahran) in old times of Palestine
  • Cozy museum, or rather a family home. The entrance there is free. On top of the free tour, the owner offers you tea or coffee and a lot of stories to carry with you back home.
  • The guy that runs this museum/gallery is so passionate about both Ramallah history and about hospitality. On arrival he offered us tea or coffee. Then gave us a personal tour of the place. After we had finished looking round he offered more tea or for us to just hang out if we wished. When we left he had bagged up a few little sweets and chocolates..... And all of this with no entry cost!
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  • Nice place to visit
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