Mosque of Omar, Bethlehem

3.7
#7 of 9 in Historic Sites in Bethlehem
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 .
Create an itinerary including Mosque of Omar
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Mosque of Omar Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
38 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It was the hour of prayer when we arrived in Nazareth. Welcome to Palestine. Beautiful building on the central square.
    View original
  • This mosque is very beautiful from the outside. We passed during the call to prayer that we heard from the wall of separation already. It is beautiful to see that all religions can coexist without animosity simply in respect of everyone.
    View original
Places to stay near Mosque of Omar

Plan your trip to Bethlehem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bethlehem

View all >
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Bethlehem

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Bethlehem

4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h

Shopping in Bethlehem

5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in Bethlehem

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Bethlehem

5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h