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. Put Mahmoud Darwish Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ramallah trip itinerary maker .
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  • Worth every minute . Gives you the full history . Great to visit.the full history of the Palestinian struggle in creative graphics and historic pictures  more »
  • Sited atop a lovely Ramallah hilltop, the Darwish Museum testifies to the resonance of poetry within the Arabic literary tradition and to the impact of Darwish's body of work as a modern continuation ...  more »
  • It’s really a beutiful compound in the beutiful city of Ramallah, for a great international famous Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who passed away 10 years ago, but still his poem is the mind of Pal...  more »
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  • Simply a must visit when in Palestine. As soon as you enter the museum are facing Darwish's work, you're overcome with goosebumps. Touring this museum is a reminder that nothing comes easy and even the great Mahmoud Darwish worked tirelessly to write content that would shake and inspire Palestinian resistance. I visit this museum everytime I visit Palestine to be reminded of this. RIP Mahmoud Darwish
  • If you’re a Darwish fan this is probably a “can’t miss” but as other reviewers point out may be disappointed given the limited and almost ephemeral quality of the exhibit. That’s also, however, part of the charm of the museum — the eclectic everyday items on display coupled with the sound of Darwish’s voice broadcast from the large video installation broadcasting highlights of his career and thought. Together this works. Equal to the museum, of course, are the grounds and external monuments to Darwish which rise impressively from the surrounding hillside and in doing so create one of the great and commanding views of Ramallah.
  • Although the memorial is a beautiful landmark, worth seeing, the museum itself is quite small: only one big room. 10 minutes are more than enough to spend inside.
  • A must-see for anyone visiting Ramallah. I met the manager of the museum and he is amazing. The exhibit is manageable (doesn't take all day) and has all the essential pieces of Darwish's life
  • Great architecture, combined with a good location and cultural value makes it a must visit when in Ramallah. It's great to go there with kids or with the family or with a date.

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