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Address: The Old City, Ramallah, Mate Binyamin Regional Council 970, Palestinian Territories
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+970 2 296 3470
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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1- Dar Zahran Heritage Building: Attractive, historic building with a...

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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Best Museum in Ramallah!

A wonderfully eclectic time trip through the history and art of Ramallah and Palestine. The owner himself served us coffee and told us fascinating stories about how the house was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderfully eclectic time trip through the history and art of Ramallah and Palestine. The owner himself served us coffee and told us fascinating stories about how the house was built. An interesting glimpse into Christian Palestinian life. We highly recommend the gift shop.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Dar Zahran Heritage Building not knowing what to expect but came back learning a lot about Ramallah's history. Zahran is very hospitable and informative and made us feel very welcome. The old house is beautiful and there is also a great gift shop. Really recommend it to anyone visiting Ramallah.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really appreciated the owners time and effort on this beautiful building. We enjoyed meeting him and hearing his views about the need for attention to heritage when building a city. We agree with this! Visiting here was a highlight for us.

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Salzburg, Austria
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

To learn more about Ramallahs history and the live of the former citicens of the country, that´s the place, where you have to go. And allways tea, coffee and biscuits are served!

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a beautiful old home in Ramallah, and the grandson of the owners, Zahran, renovated it and opened it to the public. Sometimes they show case art work by local artists. It is completely free and Zahran is super nice and gives a great tour!

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

Unfortunately the owner was not there but his mom received me. She didn't speak English so she just showed me a note written by his son - a funny situation. I walked around and there are beautiful pieces and a really amazing place downstairs.

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Thank Gustavo F
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

Amidst Ramallah's bustling and exciting chaos, Dar Zahran is an oasis of peace, and offers a wealth of information on Ramallah's past. The owner brings to visitors information that are rarely conveyed when it comes to Palestinian history, and gives a bit of background to the city, especially a look into its past as a christian village. From what I... More 

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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

If you happen to be in Ramallah visit this place for some informational background about the Palestinian heritage, art and culture. At the shop you can buy copies of artists work, films and even book. Items produced by women are also spread throughout the showroom.

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

Dar Zahran is a fabulous place to find unique gifts for friends, family and loved ones. The venue itself is charming and hospitable.

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Small but compact and well worth a visit... It was nice to sit down and chat and get an idea about the history of the place

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