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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  • SmartTraveler
    Muar, Malaysia658 contributions
    The Third Holiest Islamic site.
    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.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • JoeNathan9249
    Saint Paul, Minnesota6,061 contributions
    Stunningly beautiful
    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.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 27 March 2023
  • mohzan h
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia385 contributions
    Mosque
    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)
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,811 contributions
    Dome of Rock is a remarkable shrine
    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.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,811 contributions
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 10 October 2023
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mohzan h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia385 contributions
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 14 July 2023
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arvind1000
Pune, India2,262 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is an iconic landmark of Jerusalem.
This is part of the Temple Mount which has two Islamic structures- Dome on the Mount and Al Aqsa Mosque.
Dome of the Mount is open only Muslim visitors
Written 7 April 2023
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN6,061 contributions
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 27 March 2023
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia658 contributions
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 15 March 2023
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Saheda P
28 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Words cannot describe the blessed land of Palestine the dome of rock is simply mesmerising lots of tourist friendly environment beautiful architecture and highly spiritual the Palestinians are great people really really nice people
Written 11 December 2022
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,119 contributions
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 20 November 2022
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ahmed u
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Solo
One of the most important places in the Muslim history that was built right after prophet Mohammed passed a way, a very spiritual experience but its for MUSLIMS ONLY,
Written 18 November 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,811 contributions
Oct 2022
The Dome of the Rock is one of Islam's most holy sites. The golden dome is a symbol of Jerusalem. There are many traditions associated with the Dome of the Rock, probably the most significant is the belief that from here the Prophet ascended into heaven on his magical steed Al Baraq to pray with the other prophets on the Night of Power. You can see the imprint of Al Baraq's hoof on the Rock. It's worth noting that Mohammad is a Prophet, he is not divine.. There is nothing preventing Christians from entering the Dome of the Rock.
Written 3 November 2022
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,202 contributions
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 6 September 2022
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