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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 1 week ago
Maciej H
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Porto, portugal
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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'll have a nice view the north (Mount of Olives) and you can see the Muslim mosques from the outside, but do not expect any more. Non-muslims are not allowed to visit any mosques, so the most interesting parts are closed from visitors. You'll have the checkmark to have visited a Muslim (and Jewish) holy site, but you will see... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited out of curiosity, but couldn't see past the fact that its surrounded by so much hatred. The irony being its probably not even the correct site for the original first and second temples..... its more likely The City of David..! *drops mic.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I felt privileged to be able to visit the Temple Mount, as were told that not many people are able to visit, nowadays. The building is absolutely breathtaking! I'd love to have been able to go inside.

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Porto, portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Maciej H
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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