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City Attractions

Historic Sites

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It is sometimes difficult for many locals to visit the courtyard of al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall or Wailing Wall) due to the extensive security measures. This could be avoided...
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To reach al-Dawadariyya, one should walk towards Bab al ‘Atm street, one of the north al-Aqsa Mosque gates, by entering Bab al-Sahira (Herod’s Gate) and walking down al-Qadisiyya...
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The last station of this trail is the first Sufi institution established and still existing in Jerusalem. Leaving al-Zawiya al-Qiramiyya, head to ‘Aqabat Al-Saraya Street and turn...
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To see Al-Ashrafiyya Madrasa, requires a walk of a few dozen meters north towards Bab al-Silsilah, one of the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Ashrafiyya Madras is located on the...
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Al-Madrasa al-Rashidiyya is located a few meters from the Palestine Museum building. In most cases, entry to the premises is permitted, especially during school days (with the...
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Location and Founder The ‘Uthmaniyya School is located on the western wall of al-Aqsa Mosque to the south of Bab al-Mutawada’, between the door of Suq al-Qattanin and al-Madrasa...
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Location and Founder Al-Madrasa (School) al-Ghadiriyya is located in the northern part of al-Aqsa Mosque, between Bab al-Asbat and Bab Hittah. This school is attributed to Misr...
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Location and Founder Al-Madrasa al-Khatuniyya is a famous school attributed to al-Sitt Ogul Khatun, the daughter of Shams al-Din al-Qazaniyya al-Baghdadiyya. The school is in a...
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Nature and Names of the Compound Al-Muttala’ Hospital compound is a public park with a beautiful group of buildings, most prominent of which is the hospital building, the German...
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Visiting Al-Ribat Al-Mansuri requires leaving al-Qadiriyya through -Barqouq Street to al-Wad Street, walking until Al-Nzhir Gate crossing and ‘Aqabat al-Takiyya, then turning left...
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Leaving Al-Aqsa Mosque through Bab Huttah towards the north, the last station of this trail can be seen. Al-Ribat Al-Mardini is located on the western side of Bab Huttah Street,...
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Activities of the Sufi institutions were not restricted to the Old City of Jerusalem and the vicinity of al-Aqsa Mosque, but extended outside the city walls and the surrounding...
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Location and Founder The Zawiyya is located on the Mount of Olives, next to the Ascension Mosque and Dome. It was established by Shaikh al-Islam, As’ad Afandi ibn Hassan al-...
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To visit al-Qadiriyya, one should backtrack to Mujahidin Street and walk towards al-Wad Street, turn left at Barquq Street, and walk a few dozen meters to the southern corner of...
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Al-Zawiya al-Qiramiyya is located in the heart of the Old City, on the eastern side of Qirami Street, which branches out from ‘Aqabat al-Khalidiyya Street. To get there, the...
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Meaning of al-‘Imara al-‘Amira The term al-‘Imara’ al-‘Amirais a Turkish word meaning a building that provides food for the poor and strangers, particularly soup. In Jerusalem, it...
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Al-’Uzair Mosque is located in the center of al-‘Azariyya town, which extends over the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. This road was...
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To access this next station of the trail, one has to walk down Salah al-Din street until it crosses with al-Zahra street, a fairly short walk which presents the opportunity to...
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Location Bab al-Asbat is the only gate that has been open in the eastern part of the Jerusalem Wall from the time of its construction until today. The gate was linked to a group...
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Bab Jadid is similar to Bab al-Magharibah, being more of an opening in the Wall than an original gate. The opening was turned into a gate in 1899 in the era of Sultan Abdel Hamid...
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Location and Name Bab al-Khalil is located in the western Wall of the Old City, near the northwest corner of the Citadel. The gate was known as Bab Mihrab Daoud in the early...
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It is noteworthy that the gate called Bab al-Magharibah today is not one of the original gates of the Jerusalem Wall. It originates from a tower that was built in 1540 AD / 947 H...
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Location Bab al-Nabi Daoud is located in the western section of the southern part of the Wall. Its name originates from the fact that it was, and continues to be, a passageway...
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Location and Name Bab Al-Sahira is a small, modest gate, but it is richly decorative. It is located in the northern part of the Jerusalem Wall to the east of Bab al-‘Amud, leading...
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Bab al-‘Amud is one of the prominent examples of architecture in the 10th Century Hijra/16th Century AD, not only in Jerusalem, but in all the towns and cities of Palestine. It is...
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Walking further down Bab al-Silsila Street takes the visitor to the next station of Barka Khan Drinking Fountain, where the fountain is located along the northern side of Hussam a...
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Burj al-Laqlaq constitutes the northeast angle of the Jerusalem Wall and is located across from the Palestinian Museum (Rockefeller). Founder Burj al-Laqlaq was built during the...
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(Religious Endowments Building, currently Al-Hayat Medical Center) After examining al-Rashidiyya School building, one can move to the corner of Suleiman al-Qanuni and Salah al-Din...
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To arrive at the Hindiyyeh building, the next station of this trail, it is preferable to walk south 500 meters down Nablus Street towards Bab Al-Amoud. On the south, one can see a...
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In order to reach Imperial Hotel, enter through Bab al-Jadid and walk south until the street crosses Casanova Street. Here, the author will not direct visitors, but prefers to...
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After visiting the three Suqs , at the southern end of Suq al-Khawajat is the start of the street to Bab al-Silsilah . Ten meters further down, one finds the entrance to Khan al-...
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The Mausoleum is located south of Jericho in a remote desert area with sparse vegetation, amid sand dunes, overlooking the Dead Sea. A number of motives were behind building the...
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Qasr al-Sitt Tunshuq can be accessed through al-Wad Street by turning west at the crossroads of the Bab al-Nazir Road that leads to al-Aqsa Mosque. It can also be accessed through...
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Sabil and Mosque al-Shurbaji is the first station of this trail. It is accessed by entering the Old City to the junction of Khan al- Zait, al-Jabsheh, Harat al-Sa’diya, and al-Wad...
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This Sabil is located on the northern side of Bab al-Silsila immediately at the beginning of al-‘Ain (spring) steps connecting al-Wad Street and Bab al-Silsila Street. Access to...
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To reach Sabil Bab al-Silsila, one should leave al-Aqsa Mosque from Bab al-Silsila, which is very close to Sabil Qasim Pasha. Sabil Bab al-Silsila is located directly across from...
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Names of the Sabil and Description of its Architecture The Sabil was known as Sabil al-Basiri and Sabil Bab al-Nazir, but according to the foundation inscription, the one who...
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A short walk of about 20 meters southwest of Bab al-Nazir leads to this Sabil, located in the northwestern part of al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard. Sabil’s Names and Location Sabil...
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Sabil Qasim Pasha is unique in its design and different from other Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque Sabils . It is the first monument built during the Ottoman era in al-Aqsa Mosque...
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Style and Grandness of the Sabil In style and design, Qaytbay Sabil resembles Sabil Ibrahim Al-Rumi. However, it is grander and far more ornamented, as well as larger. Sabil...
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To arrive the Struthion Pool in the Sisters of Zion Monastery, one must walk down al-Wad Street towards the south, turn east (left) at the Hospice (Austrian Hostel) near the 3 rd...
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A large stone tower can be seen from the entrance of the American School for Archaeological Research, a few dozen meters north. It is the tower of St. George’s Cathedral, our next...
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This unique fountain is located in the middle of Souk Aftimos, the newest souk in Jerusalem. To arrive at the fountain, continue down Bab Al-Silsilah Street to its end then turn...
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(Entrance fee applicable. Open daily 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Position One of the most prominent features of Jerusalem, the Citadel is located in the western part of the Jerusalem...
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Ascending back from the Tomb of the Virgin Mary’s Church, reaching the old Jerusalem-Jericho road level, one can see a small but impressive dome, housing the tomb of Mujir al-Din...
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Seeing the many aspects of al-Sitt Tunshuq’s life, as well as the beauty of the architectural façade, and comtemplating the content and message included in the Quranic verse found...
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Founder of the Mausoleum Turbat al-Sayida Turkan Khatun is located on the north side of Bab al-Silsila Road. According to the foundation inscription, it belonged to a woman, or...