Dome of the Rock

Tour Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock , is an Islamic shrine situated on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, and topped by an iconic famous gold dome. It was first constructed in 691 CE, built on the site of the Roman temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which had previously been built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple. The original dome collapsed in 1015 and was rebuilt in 1022–23. The Dome of the Rock is one of the oldest existing works of Islamic architecture.

General Information

Region: Jerusalem
Affiliation: Islam
Function: Shrine
Opened:  691 AD
Managed: Ministry of Awqaf Islamic Affairs and Holy Places
Architectural style: Umayyad, Abbasid, Ottoman

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Do you know: Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages believed the Dome of the Rock to be the Temple of Solomon