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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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Beautiful shrine.

Even here some pushy arabs try to sell you photos, trips, visits ruin the experience. Nowadays they do not let you inside the temple.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Maciej H
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Porto, portugal
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Porto, portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even here some pushy arabs try to sell you photos, trips, visits ruin the experience. Nowadays they do not let you inside the temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would not recommend this. The wait is too long for what you get. You are in and out in a very short amount of time. You do not get to go anywhere near the Dome or walk any of the grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful buildings and very peaceful grounds. Depending on the time of year/political climate you may have a very very long wait. Dress modestly obviously.

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Jerusalem recently and plenty of great things about the Old City but the Temple Mount is very disappointing. The 1st and 2nd Temples have been destroyed and this building is the present occupier of the very sacred Christian ground. It would be brilliant if the original Temple 1st or 2nd could be re-built instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get onto the Temple Mount during the non-Muslim visiting hours. Very interesting but it did feel quite tense.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is NOT marked clearly at all! You need to go to the western entrance of the Western wall (in front of Dung gate). Right next to the security scanners, there is a smaller gate which will always be closed unless it is Temple mount visiting hours. This is the entrance and you need to queue here. During visiting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be ON LINE by 7:30a to go in. Nice picture taking and a nice walk around opportunity but no entry allowed into any of the Temple Mount buildings. Very tight window of opportunity to get in though so check in advance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning ancient mosque from around the 13th century. Unfortunately I could only visit the outside on this trip (my book stipulated wrong opening hours). The complex itself is huge, a good viewing of the dome is from Mount olives. Allow minimum 2 - 3 hours to explore the complex. Bear in mind: 1 - the mosque is closed Fridays... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our stops during our tour of Jerusalem. The history itself is awe-inspiring, no matter what religious affinity one may have. It was crowded the day we visitied, but I’m sure this is always the case at such a historical site. The Temple Mount, to Muslims it’s known as the Haram esh-Sharif, is located in the Old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a non-muslim, but they let me walk the grounds, take pictures... until 10am. Even though everyone outside the Temple Mount said they run all the tourist out at 11am, this happens at 10:00am. There are 7 gates (passage ways) onto Temple Mount but only for Muslims. All non-muslims can only enter the gate at the Western Wall. The... More 

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