Dome of the Rock
Dome of the Rock
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Located in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter, this is the world’s third holiest shrine to Muslims (after the Kaaba in Mecca and the Tomb of the Propher in Medina), which signifies the spot where the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have ascended into Heaven.
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The glistening, golden Islamic "Dome of the Rock" is visible from throughout Jerusalem, erected prominently upon Temple Mount. Built in the 7th Century, and later set with colorful mosaic tiles under Suleiman I in 1561, only the exterior of this imposing edifice can be viewed by non-Muslims. This is an impressive architectural structure, which people of any religion can appreciate while walking the venerated acreage of Temple Mount.
Written November 19, 2020
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Magnificent! One of those places I have always wanted to visit. This iconic mosque in the heart of Jerusalem is an amazing site and the atmosphere of the whole area feels electric. So much activity with this incredible centrepiece. After navigating the market streets and alleyways from the old city you come out to the view of the golden dome and ascend a large wide stone staircase and enter under a series of arches. The beautiful gold and blue of the main part of the mosque is jaw dropping. Seeing all the families and individuals congregating around the wide open square adds to the magic. Then look around at the city around you and the mount behind.
Written September 6, 2022
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
The Dome of the Rock is an iconic landmark in Jerusalem. It has an octagonal structure, a blue mosaic facade, and a glittering golden Byzantine dome. The gold inlaid weighs over 80kg. Muslims donated over 100000 gold dinar coins to be melted down. The Al Aqsa Mosque complex is at the south end of the esplanade.

The Dome on the Rock was built upon a sacred rock in 692 CE. A rock slab, Abraham nearly sacrificed his son to God. The son was Ishmael and not Issac. In the Islamic scriptures, Muhammad prayed here before his ascension to Heaven with the Archangel Gabriel. In his 'Night Journey, they stopped at Mount Sinai and met Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, before flying back to Mecca.

This Muslim shrine was built on sacred Jewish sites and Christian churches. It remains a flashpoint for conflict in the 3 Abrahamic faiths.
Written March 15, 2023
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Stunning place. Glad to see people getting along at this very holy site. About 40 years ago we visited and at that time we (who are not Moslem but respect the religion and its followers) were able to go inside. This is only possible now for members of that religion.
Nevertheless it is a beautiful place to visit. Strongly recommended.
Written March 27, 2023
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jjcoffman
Parker, CO1,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We usually have trouble on the Temple Mount, guards yelling at us and making us cover up more than others. However, this time was great. It was cool and peaceful, no one yelled, and everyone managed to be dressed to their liking. It made it a much nicer moment on the Temple Mount.
Written March 5, 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Dome of the Rock is visible from all over Jerusalem and nearby; we had the opportunity to go up on top of the Temple Mount and view the building and its dome up close, although since we are not Muslim we weren't able to go inside. This building is iconic and atop a place which is sacred to Muslims, Jews, and Christians; I was able to go inside years ago (early 90's) but now it's no longer accessible. It is still worth going to the Temple Mount to see the beautiful building and other sights atop the mount.
Written November 20, 2022
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mohzan h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Dome of the Rock is a Muslim Mosque. Its one of the 5 mosques inside the AlAqsa compound. In the centre inside the mosque is a hugh Rock and it is " hanging " ie there is no base , under is a small cave which is also used as a praying area. The rock was where the Prophet Mohamad ( peace be upon him ) stood before he was taken by the Angel to meet GOD The roof / dome is made of gold donated by the Saudi King. Entrance to the mosque is guarded by armed Israel soldiers. A must visit by muslim all over the World ( should they have enough funds to travel)
Written July 14, 2023
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Russ R
Port Saint Lucie, FL208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This was our second time to see the Dome of the Rock. The first time was on a tour with a guide. This time we lined up around 8:00 on a Sunday Morning. The line was modest and we were able to enter the area around 8:30. The building itself is magnificent and the views from the Temple Mount/Al- Haram al-Sharif are outstanding. Thankfully, it was very peaceful during our visit and the quietness was appreciated. Treat this sensitive area with respect and you will be rewarded.
Written June 3, 2022
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ReCensore1980
Turin, Italy320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The golden dome in Jerusalem you cannot miss.
It’s the arabian part of the town and it’s in the middle of the enormous well known square.
If you are not muslim you cannot enter inside and it’s a pity because it should be great.
Don’t forget you have to get here before 11 a.m. because the place closes and it’s available for the prayers only.
Written September 4, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The Dome of the Rock is a mosque situated on the Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock is a remarkable shrine. Although it has many features, the most prominent being the Rock where Muslims believe that Abraham was told to sacrifice his son, Ishmael here. If you want to enter the Dome of the Rock, please make arrangements in advance.
Written October 10, 2023
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