The Temple Mount – an Up Close Look - (in Hebrew)
*The tours are in Hebrew
The Temple Mount, with the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, is one of the most prominent symbols on the skyline of Jerusalem. The rectangular complex measures 150,000 square meters and occupies one-sixth of the area of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Today, the golden Dome of the Rock, surrounding the Foundation Stone, and al-Aqsa Mosque, situated at the southern end of the complex, are considered some of the most architecturally beautiful and impressive buildings in the world. During the daily routine you can see masses gathering to pray, groups of tourists from across the world listening hungrily to the explanations of guides, and even children from the Moslem quarter playing soccer in the courtyards of the holy compound. But behind these every day sights, sits a multi-faceted symbol and the central most important holy space in the Middle East, both religiously and politically.
Dress: Modest dress required; no tight jeans, no exposed cleavage, no clothing with army/political writing.
Long, ankle-length pants for everyone.
Women – long sleeves; men – elbow-length sleeves.
Sandals are allowed.