Dome of the Rock

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The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic shrine situated on Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel. It is one of the oldest examples of Islamic architecture having been originally built in 691-92 although its dome was rebuilt in 1022-23 after the original dome collapsed. Its gold plated roof is a more recent addition. It is believed by Muslims that the rock at the centre of the structure is where Prophet Muhammad's night journey to heaven started. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Jerusalem.

Getting there

The shrine is situated at Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The 1 tram stops a 5-10 minute walk away at ‘City Hall’. The 1, 3, 51 and 276 buses all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

You can only access the shrine if you are Muslim. You can enter the Temple Mount area where the shrine is situated for free.

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