Mosque of Omar, Bethlehem

#7 of 10 in Historic Sites in Bethlehem
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Visit Mosque of Omar and learn about the tolerance and coexistence of the people of two religions. The site commemorates the second Rashidun Muslim Caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab, who he issued a law in 637 CE to protect the Christians and clergy of Jerusalem after conquering the city. The mosque dates from 1860, built where the caliph used to pray after the death of the prophet Muhammad. See the religious building made with the help of the Greek Orthodox Church, and hear the story of how the Muslims and Christians of the city shared the olive oil used for light before there were lightbulbs. To visit Mosque of Omar and other attractions in Bethlehem, use our Bethlehem day trip planning app.
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  • If you are visiting the Nativity Church and if you have still time it is interesting to visit the Mosque. If you have to reschedule your program to visit the Mosque it is not worth it. Enjoy!  more »
  • Very nice Mosque. It's very peaceful and open to all to visit. Separate prayer areas obviously for male and female. Some begging outside which is a problem.  more »
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