Dar Zahran Heritage Building

Dar Zahran Heritage Building, Ramallah: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Dar Zahran Heritage Building Reviews: 5/5

Dar Zahran Heritage Building

Dar Zahran Heritage Building
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Historic Sites • History Museums
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
1- Dar Zahran Heritage Building: Attractive, historic building with a unique history. For 250 years, this building has been the property of the Ramallite Dar Zahran Jaghab family, serving as a family home, guest chamber, and the place of residence of Ramallah's" Mukhtar" (leader). It includes an art gallery, a photo gallery of Ramallah from 1850 to 1979, a souvenir shop and a Fair Trade corner selling authentic Palestinian food products, embroidery and jewelry. Visit Dar Zahran to experience a journey through centuries of Arab Christian life in Palestine. Location: Old City, opposite Arab Bank branch Al- Balad branch- Ramallah Al-Tahta. 2- Tarfidia is considered to be a historic area of great significance to Palestinian heritage in the city of Ramallah. The name Tarfidia originates from Latin, meaning faithful and sincere. This narrow valley is situated between two mountains, in which ancient Roman olive trees flourish, as well as pine, oak, eucalyptus, figs, peaches, almonds, apricots, grape vines and wild herbs such as thyme and sage. Ruins in Tarfidia indicate that it was once the site of a Roman village. In the valley there are rock carvings and wildlife, as well as "palaces" that serve agricultural purposes. Referred to as al-manatir, these are important historical monuments to the traditional lives of Palestinian society. There was also a spring of water that used to provide fresh, pure water to the area. The continued survival of Tarfidia as an authentic ecological microcosm is under threat from dwindling water supplies, urban development and competition for land. We invite you to visit Tarfidia, and to experience Palestinian cultural and historical heritage in this area.
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Umit U
Antalya, Turkey99 contributions
You must visit
Dec 2019 • Solo
You can find very important pictures and materials about Palestine Culture. Officers are very helpful and friendly
Written May 15, 2020
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DBART1990
Hong Kong, China56 contributions
Wonderful experience in Old City Ramallah
Jan 2020
This is a must-see in Ramallah. Gallery/museum/gift shop, this was once a family home at the turn of the century and now is open to the public. Tea and chat were provided upon arrival and it was a highlight of my few days in the city.
Written January 30, 2020
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Evan
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Must do while in Ramallah - So interesting to learn about real Palestinian culture
Dec 2019
Wasn't exactly sure what this place was when I first got there but didn't take long for Zahran to tell me all about the house, Ramallah and Palestinian culture. Zahran has a real passion for keeping Palestinian tradition and culture alive and makes you feel at home. If you're in Ramallah, definitely go.
Written December 28, 2019
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Britta B
Jelling, Denmark22 contributions
A Pearl in Ramallah
Dec 2019
A ost excellent visit on a cold Day.
The place and it’s people is so openminded. We had a long talk about Palestine, libraries, books and much more, drinking coffe and tastning olivoil from the family farm.
Written December 6, 2019
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Catherine P
Bevaix, Switzerland168 contributions
Always a great visit!
Sep 2019 • Couples
A warm welcome, a step back in time to Palestinian life from the past, an opportunity to pick up a few souvenirs, a must-do in Ramallah!
Written September 19, 2019
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Alexandra
10 contributions
Don’t miss this place!
Jul 2019 • Solo
A week ago I visited Dar Zahran Heritage building located in Ramallah Al-Tahta (old city of Ramallah). The building has been in the possession of a Christian family originally from Ramallah for 250 years. The owner of the building was very kind to invite me for a cup of coffee and sweets as we were discussed the history of the building and issues surrounding the heritage sector in Palestine.

One of the most mind-boggling topics we talked about is the propaganda that is being spread around that the Palestine is a dangerous place for tourists, and those are usually tourists are coming from Israel for just one day and they don't even buy one bottle of water just because someone told them that water is not clean in the occupied territories.

This is a sad reality for Palestinians living under occupation. I invite everyone to visit the Palestine and I’m sure you will be surprised with how kind people are and the rich and diverse history of the place is!
Written July 25, 2019
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SpaceDonkie
1 contribution
nice little historical stop
Jul 2019 • Family
very welcoming place hidden in ramallah. it's wonderful to see what the curator created out of his family's artifacts. there is also a nice little art gallery downstairs
Written July 17, 2019
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Sarah J
Phuket, Thailand8 contributions
A special place
Jun 2019 • Solo
So great to find this treasure in Ramallah. I visited twice and found the owner and his wife both informative and helpful with information both for Ramallah and Jerusalem. A great way to learn some history in a friendly environment
Written June 22, 2019
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Cora G
6 contributions
Great cultural centre
Jun 2019 • Friends
The place is lovely and the exhibitions are relevant to understand the history of Ramallah. The paintings in the exhibition downstairs are really fascinating and compelling. Definitely worth the visit to Ramallah!
Written June 18, 2019
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Gimy E
Istanbul, Turkey31 contributions
History, architecture, art, conversation
Apr 2019 • Solo
After being met by the curator Zahran, we sat down for tea and conversation with friends and other guests. Our conversation touched on the building's history and architecture but also many other topics. The art exhibited is worth seeing as well. Plan to go back later this year.
Written April 12, 2019
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