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Temple Mount

Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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As featured in 3 days in Jerusalem
Ranked #25 of 168 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Temple Mount is the location of both the First Temple built by King Solomon in the tenth century BC, as well as the Second Temple built by the... more »
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Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was an amazing place to experience--so much history. There are many groups of women and others of men, in circles for discussion and/or prayer. A fellow traveler asked a group of Muslim women for permission to take a photo, and they were friendly and accommodating. The line was lengthy, but moved fairly quickly. It took around 45 min to... More

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Orange County, CA
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157 reviews 157 reviews
93 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

you are better than me! Seems like they are being difficult for the sake of being difficult. Non Muslims can go in every Mosque in the world except this one. The Dome is spectacular and fortunately the sun made a brief appearance while we were up on the mount. Just with we could have spent more time taking it in... More

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Brentwood, TN
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124 reviews 124 reviews
89 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Judaism regards the Temple Mount as the place where God chose his Divine Presence to rest. Muslims regard it as the Noble Sanctuary, 3rd holiest site in Islam. The bible states the First and Second Jewish Temples stood on the Mount, and were destroyed in 586 B.C (first) and 70 A.D. (second). Jewish tradition maintains that the 3rd and final... More

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Hartselle, Al
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Tried three times on different days to enter, was closed each day. Opens and closes at different times, without notice.

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Zurich
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I hadn't originally intended to visit Temple Mount, as the opening hours are restrictive, but on my last day in Israel I had the time, and was nearby. The first hurdle was finding the entrance - there are several, but all are closed to non-Muslims except the wooden bridge beside the Western Wall. The second hurdle was the queue -... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have mixed feelings about the temple mount. It's definitely worth visiting. It's beautiful and one of the most important historical sites in the world. We enjoyed it a great deal. So don't let the rest of the review keep you from going. But be prepared! Those that run it were quite difficult. First, we had to return three times... More

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Toulouse, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Have just been to temple mount. We arrived at the end of the line which was very long, at 7.45am and by 8.15am we were inside. It is quite quick to get through the line if you don't have a bag. The line splits towards the front to people with backpacks and those without, so don't take a bag or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Its was my first at the temple mount, and deftly not the last. The atmosphere is so calm and the deco is stunning. It is highly recommended!

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have had a wonderful time in Jerusalem (and travelling around Muslim countries the last couple of months and into the next couple) and were shocked by what occurred at Temple Mount today. We lined up for hours (which is fine but entirely unnecessary) but we were really happy that we had made it and taken the time, because the... More

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Washington, D.C.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a great site to understand the geography and history of the old city. Best with a guide. Nice views of the temple mount and wall from here.

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