Articles Tagged ‘Al Aksa’

Mount of Olives 101

Mount of Olives 101 March 25, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
For the best view over the Old City of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives just can’t be beat.  But don’t think you drove up there just to take in the view. There’s enough history in this one spot to fill days of lectures, but since you’re lucky enough to be actually standing there...

Three Best Observation Points in Jerusalem’s Old City

Three Best Observation Points in Jerusalem’s Old City February 13, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
On the ground, Jerusalem’s Old City is a maze of winding, narrow alleyways, crowded with churches, mosques and synagogues, all held together by the shuk–the exotic market streets tightly packed with stalls filled with trinkets, food, pottery and spices. To make sense of it all, it pays to...

Jerusalem,Israel: Home of Al Aksa and the Mount of Olives

Jerusalem,Israel: Home of Al Aksa and the Mount of Olives September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Al-Aksa Mosque, in the foreground, is the less flashy but more holy Moslem site on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  A few hundred yards to the north is the Dome of the Rock that gets way more photo attention thanks to its beautiful gold dome. Al Aksa is the third holiest site in the world for Moslems...