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Al Aqsa Mosque

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Address: Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif), Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-628-3292
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The silver-domed mosque on the Temple Mount is the third-holiest site in...

The silver-domed mosque on the Temple Mount is the third-holiest site in Sunni Islam and is not open to non-Muslims.

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Palestine Al Aqsa Mosque

This place, when I first stepped into the Noble Sanctuary, the sight of the gold glimmering from the Dome of the Rock, took my breath away. And then seeing Al Aqsa was surreal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place, when I first stepped into the Noble Sanctuary, the sight of the gold glimmering from the Dome of the Rock, took my breath away. And then seeing Al Aqsa was surreal. Every time I travel to Palestine it is to visit Al Aqsa, so i can relive the moment I first set eyes on it, and truly its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful place in the world for me I live in jerusalem and every time i go to al aqsa i feel like i have been born again I cannot explain the feeling May be because it is a holly place for us But still the pretiest place in the world

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

At least once in your life you must visit the Al-Aqsa compound. Nothing compares to the sheer beauty of the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. It's a religious site full of living history.

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1 Thank Patrick H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

i guess visiting this place is prohibited for non-muslims. however you can easily fake it.. just memorize Surat Al Fatiha and the 5 prayers timings because this is common questions that the security will ask you to test if you are a muslim. However, the architect fans will find this place as a masterpiece ! the golden dome is simply... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you want to understand the political problems between the Moslems and the Jews you should visit together with the Western wall.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

It's one of the holiest mosques for the Muslims. It's located on temple mount. The facade is beautiful in a very austere kind of way. It's not very ornate in its decoration outside. The guards don't like it if you get a little close to the facade. This place is off-limits to non-muslims. Don't carry any religious material and wear... More 

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Mersin (Icel), Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I was excited to have the opportunity to pray in that mosque because the value of a prayer in it equals to 500.000 prayers exercised at any other mosqu except the Kaaba in Makkah. I am very worried when I see soldiers enter the mosque with boots, and damage the carpets or walls which are historical remnants.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

All over the world you may visit churchs, temples, sinagogues, etc. You are ALWAYS WELCOME. However, to visit a mosque is always a problems. Most of them you cann´t visit. What do they hide inside? The things I can´t see, I can´t judge. That´s why I gave the worst grade. Jerusalem is much more than this mosque.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

It was an experience to be in the spot where everything took place since thousands of years ago.. all these things written in the holy books : Torah, Bible, Quran. To me it shows that everyone comes from the same source. It's human history on top of the other, right on the same spot over and over again torn down... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

When visiting the grounds--"Modest dress" is a must for both men and women. It's best for all to wear long pants or a floor length skirt and 3/4" or longer sleeves. Otherwise you will need to "rent" a cover up, which is typically a torn sheet for 20NIS. When I was there I had to rent a sheet, because although... More 

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