Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of , is the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as the Al Aqsa Compound or Haram esh-Sharif in Islam.

Landmarks in the Area

The Islamic Museum is a museum on the Temple Mount in the Old City section of . Photo: Gilabrand, CC BY 3.0.

City walls
The Southern Wall is a wall at the southern end of the Temple Mount and the former southern side of the Second Temple in . is situated 120 meters west of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall, or Kotel, known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. is situated 120 meters northwest of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Ralf Roletschek, GFDL.

Marwani Mosque is an underground vaulted space now used as a Muslim prayer hall, some 600 square… is situated 130 meters northeast of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Beseg, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

The Old City is a 0.9 square kilometers walled area within the modern city of . Photo: nagillum, CC BY 2.0.

Gethsemane was a garden at the foot of the in where, according to the four Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus underwent the agony in the garden and was arrested the night before . Photo: Mewasul, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Christian Quarter is one of the four quarters of the walled Old City of , the other three being the Jewish Quarter, the and the .

The Muslim Quarter is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem.

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