Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Ramallah

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Learn about the works of the renowned poet at Mahmoud Darwish Museum, a quaint building perched atop the hill that overlooks Jerusalem. Through the well-presented exhibits, you can see the poet's personal belongings, photographs, and other items telling the story of his life, art, and the causes he fought for. Darwish's tomb is located on site, outside the museum building in the colorful garden, which features rose bushes and a fountain. After your visit, browse through the small gift shop. Use our Ramallah travel itinerary planner to add Mahmoud Darwish Museum and other attractions to your Ramallah vacation plans.
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  • July 25, 2017
    Glad to have an Arabic speaker with me - it's a small museum but gives a good overview of the poet's life, and great to have the possibility to buy books in English in the museum shop!  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Mahmoud Darwish was not only a national poet of the Palestinian people but his poetry was of international calibre, but he has become a national icon for the Palestinians. He died in 2008. His poetry ...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    Mahmoud Darwish Museum (Al-Birweh Park) Mahmoud Darwish was born in the village of al-Birwa in the Western Galilee. He was the second child of Salim and Houreyyah Darwish. His families were landowners...  more »
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  • November 23, 2016
    A landmark of Palestinian modern cultural scene. The location includes the burial place of late Poet Mahmoud Darwish, Museum commemorating his life and works, a cultural events hall, outdoor amphitheater, and beautiful park.
  • October 8, 2016
    Loved this place. The location with gardens and scenes around are amazing.
  • May 9, 2017
    Very nice place
  • June 20, 2016
    Beautiful gardens, with a refined and simple museum inside. Definitely helps if you speak Arabic, since most of Darwish's writings on display are untranslated. A very peaceful corner of Ramallah.
  • August 30, 2016
    It's a beautiful place to visit in the city.

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