Fast Facts

  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Religion: Islam
  • Built: 687-691

Visitor information

  • The Dome of the Rock is open for daily visits between 08:30 to 15:00.
  • As of now, only Muslims are allowed to visit the shrine.

Interesting Facts

  • The Dome of the Rock is built on the place where, according to Muslim’s belief, Muḥammad ascended to heaven.
  • The Dome is built on the place where, according to Jews, Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice.
  • The building is built over a sacred stone
  • The Dome is octagonal in shape.
  • Its most distinct feature is the gold dome.
  • The Dome of the Rock is the oldest Islamic building to survive.
  • The marble and mosaic parts of the dome were added centuries after it was built.
  • The building suffered many damages over the years and it was rebuilt several times. Last major rebuilding was done in 1035.