Dar Zahran Heritage Building, Ramallah

(4.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our Ramallah vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Dar Zahran Heritage Building and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Unfortunately the owner was not there but his mom received me. She didn't speak English so she just showed me a note written by his son - a funny situation. I walked around and there are beautiful pie...  more »
  • Amidst Ramallah's bustling and exciting chaos, Dar Zahran is an oasis of peace, and offers a wealth of information on Ramallah's past. The owner brings to visitors information that are rarely conveyed...  more »
  • If you happen to be in Ramallah visit this place for some informational background about the Palestinian heritage, art and culture. At the shop you can buy copies of artists work, films and even book....  more »
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  • Great cultural house with a very nice owner.
  • Extremely friendly owner. A very beautiful place. Lots of history and souvenirs.
  • The owner of the place gives you a great tour in three old houses merged together to showcase the history and struggle of the people who used to live there. It dossent forget the modern culture and the times in between.
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