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Address: | Entry for Non-Muslims from the Western Wall Plaza during opening hours., Jerusalem, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A hill in the eastern part of Old Jerusalem is of special significance to...

A hill in the eastern part of Old Jerusalem is of special significance to the world's three major religions. It was reputedly the site of the first and second Jewish Temple, and since the 7th century has contained two Muslim shrines.

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To visit, you need to cue the earliest possible. Indeed it is a sacrifice to cue and stand up for hours! we were lucky we dint have to cue. It is a beautiful place to visit, take... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2014
Adelaida Gigi P
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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255 reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

To visit, you need to cue the earliest possible. Indeed it is a sacrifice to cue and stand up for hours! we were lucky we dint have to cue. It is a beautiful place to visit, take your time to wonder around. A tour guide is a must for you to understand the area. if you are visiting on your... More 

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Weinheim, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

This is definitely a must. We were there on a sunday morning at 7:40 am and were allowed to enter after a short waiting time. We had a baby stroller with us which was not a problem. There are only a couple of staires. Police was helpful and the atmosphäre peaceful.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is regularly closed due in part I believe because the Muslims dont want you there and in part because of the tension in the area. We tried to visit on one occasion but the length of the queue meant we wouldn't get in before closing time, check the opening hours and get here early! We came back at 7am... More 

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gulf shores
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I visited Jerusalem in May 2014. Temple Mount or Mount Moriah where the binding of Isaac took place. This is where God gathered the dust used to create the first man, Adam. The site of two Jewish temples. The first temple was built by Solomon, the son of King David in 957 BC and was destroyed by... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The Temple Mount is the hallowed part of the historic Old City, it is set apart on the "Eastern End". It encloses the Moslem shrines of the gold covered Dome of the Rock and silver domed mosque. We are told the Dome of the Rock was built in the late 7th century, it is impressive and a sacred site to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

The Temple Mount was included in our 4 hour guided tour of the Old City and once past security with the minimum of hassle( no ID required ) you had before you the beautiful architecture of the Dome on the Rock. To walk around such an impressive structure leaves you in amazement of the craftsmanship and technical ability of the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and i visited the temple mount on our last trip to Israel..May 2014. we're both Jewish and live in the United States. We arrived at the Dung Gate line at 8am and had zero problems. My girlfriend walked through security, but they asked where I was from and wanted to see my passport...i delivered what they requested. They... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

As I said the best of Jerusalem for me. Exquisite architecture, lovely garden overseen Mount of Olives, you can not enter the mosques unless you are muslim, I am not, so I stayed outside, still a breathtaking experience. Tourist allowed only at certain times, check in advance, line can be long so arrive half an hour early, i did ,and... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This was an amazing place to experience--so much history. There are many groups of women and others of men, in circles for discussion and/or prayer. A fellow traveler asked a group of Muslim women for permission to take a photo, and they were friendly and accommodating. The line was lengthy, but moved fairly quickly. It took around 45 min to... More 

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Orange County, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

you are better than me! Seems like they are being difficult for the sake of being difficult. Non Muslims can go in every Mosque in the world except this one. The Dome is spectacular and fortunately the sun made a brief appearance while we were up on the mount. Just with we could have spent more time taking it in... More 

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