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The Dome of the Rock – Jerusalem

  • Dome of the Rock Mosque, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 470 traveler reviews
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Go early
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

To see the Dome on the Rock in the best possible way, go there as early as possible to beat the bus groups. Once they arrive, chaos ensues and it is difficult to get photos without tons of tourists blocking your view finder. If you are not Muslim, forget about going inside the mosque....

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To see the Dome on the Rock in the best possible way, go there as early as possible to beat the bus groups. Once they arrive, chaos ensues and it is difficult to get photos without tons of tourists blocking your view finder. If you are not Muslim, forget about going inside the mosque. But the complex surrounding it has amazing views of the area surrounding Jerusalem, and the best vantage point for good shots of the Western Wall. There are numerous ways to exit that will take you to the city streets of old Jerusalem.

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Not a welcome atmosphere
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 19, 2017

Never carry a Bible when touring this site. Be prepared for some rudeness but generally safe. May or may not be able to enter the dome.

Absolutely Stunning
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 19, 2017

If you go as a Christian, you can walk around and look at the outside of the buildings; if you are a Muslim tourist, I think you can go inside the Dome of the Rock. They will test you for entry, I think they ask you to recite the first few verses of the...

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If you go as a Christian, you can walk around and look at the outside of the buildings; if you are a Muslim tourist, I think you can go inside the Dome of the Rock. They will test you for entry, I think they ask you to recite the first few verses of the Koran. The architecture is gorgeous. Don't walk into or touch or sit on anything that looks important or they'll come shoo you away. There are great views of the city from here.

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Poor accessiblity if you aren't Muslim
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 17, 2017

I gather from reading other reviews that there is an entrance where non Muslims are permitted to enter. Our tour didn't go by that entrance and we were already covering a lot of ground so I didn't think to ask for an alternative entrance. However, it would have been nice to have a little...

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I gather from reading other reviews that there is an entrance where non Muslims are permitted to enter. Our tour didn't go by that entrance and we were already covering a lot of ground so I didn't think to ask for an alternative entrance. However, it would have been nice to have a little closer of a view than just a portion of the building through an archway. We were allowed to get a partial view from the lower half of the steps to an entrance from a market street in the Muslim quarter, but weren't allowed to the top of the steps to get an actual view. It's certainly a gorgeous building and I bet the views are amazing from up there.

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Don't take tablets
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 16, 2017

Its accessible through the bridge at the western wall square, there are certain times of the day when you can visit, take an ID, because you might be asked and avoid tablets, because it will have to be stored at the check point. Its really worth a visit, to have a close view of...

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Its accessible through the bridge at the western wall square, there are certain times of the day when you can visit, take an ID, because you might be asked and avoid tablets, because it will have to be stored at the check point. Its really worth a visit, to have a close view of the Mosques and its amazing architecture.

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