Temple Mount

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Temple Mount featuring landscape views, a city and heritage architecture

Visit this holy place to learn about its significance for Muslim, Jewish and Christian people and to enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem. 

The Temple Mount (or Haram al-Sharif, as it is known to Muslims) is a raised area situated close to Jerusalem’s Western Wall. It is considered to be among the holiest sites in the world for Muslim and Jewish people, as well as holding great significance for Christians. Visit the Temple Mount complex to admire the iconic Dome of the Rock and to enjoy beautiful vistas of Jerusalem’s Old City.

Learn about the Temple Mount’s fascinating history before you visit. It has been identified as the place where the biblical figure Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son as a show of faith, and is believed to have been the site of the great Jewish Temples. It also hosts several prominent, ancient religious structures. As well as the Dome of the Rock, these include the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Chain.

It is a very special experience seeing the Dome of the Rock, the oldest Islamic shrine in the world. The beautiful architecture of this significant religious site is very special, and it is worth seeing even if you can’t go inside. Admire this ornate blue structure topped with a gold dome, one of the most famous landmarks in the city of Jerusalem. It was built in the 7th century alongside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits close by.

Take the time to see the small but elaborate Dome of the Chain too. This open-air structure is thought by some to be a shrine, although not everyone agrees on its purpose. Marvel at how well-preserved it is. Like the larger dome and the mosque, it dates from the 7th century.

Although the key religious sites themselves can only be entered by Muslims, all tourists may visit the Temple Mount area so long as they dress modestly. Take note of the opening times, which vary by the season, and aim to arrive as early as possible to avoid long lines. Carry your passport and leave all non-Islamic religious objects at your hotel to avoid any delays with gaining access to this fascinating and incredibly holy place.

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Hashimi Hotel
Hashimi Hotel
Souq Khan El Zeit Street 73 Old City, Jerusalem
The price is $86 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
Located in Old City, this hotel is steps from Arab Souk Market, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Mosque of Omar. Damascus Gate and Dome of the Rock are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (291 reviews)
"Good service, clean room good staff"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

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Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
5 out of 5
26-28 Agron Street, Jerusalem
The price is $485 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mamilla Mall, Jaffa Gate, and Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (348 reviews)
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Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

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Mamilla Hotel
Mamilla Hotel
5 out of 5
11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem
The price is $441 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
This family-friendly Jerusalem hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Jaffa Gate and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Western Wall ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (549 reviews)
"Great location, property is high scale service was good. We received a complementary wine and fruits. Parking is on site and convenient"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

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Hashimi Hotel
Hashimi Hotel
Souq Khan El Zeit Street 73 Old City, Jerusalem
The price is $86 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
Hashimi Hotel
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
5 out of 5
26-28 Agron Street, Jerusalem
The price is $485 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Mamilla Hotel
Mamilla Hotel
5 out of 5
11 King Solomon St., Jerusalem
The price is $441 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
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Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Shamai 25, Jerusalem
The price is $174 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
King David Jerusalem
King David Jerusalem
5 out of 5
23 King David Street, Jerusalem
The price is $421 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
King David Jerusalem
The David Citadel Jerusalem
The David Citadel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
7 King David St, Jerusalem
The price is $441 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
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Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Harav Avida 1, Jerusalem
The price is $213 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
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Kaplan Hotel Jerusalem
Kaplan Hotel Jerusalem
1 Hahavazelet street, Jerusalem
The price is $92 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
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Orient Hotel Jerusalem
Orient Hotel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
3 Emek Refaim St, Jerusalem
The price is $264 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Orient Hotel Jerusalem
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