Dar Zahran Heritage Building, Ramallah

4.5
#1 of 16 in Museums in Palestinian Territories
Acquaint yourself with local history at Dar Zahran Heritage Building, which covers centuries' worth of Arab Christian ancestry. Before Ramallah grew into a thriving city, this stately home was the permanent residence of the village's leader or mukhtar, and has remained in the family for the last 250 years. Enter through a colorful courtyard of plants, where one of the Dar Zahran Jaghab descendants will welcome you in to tour the property. Wander through the art gallery and photo exhibit, documenting the lives, fashion, and landscape of Ramallah from 1850 to 1979. A souvenir shop offers a wide selection of Fair Trade authentic Palestinian goods and foods. To find out how to plan a trip to Ramallah, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The place is lovely and the exhibitions are relevant to understand the history of Ramallah. The paintings in the exhibition downstairs are really fascinating and compelling. Definitely worth the visit...  more »
  • After being met by the curator Zahran, we sat down for tea and conversation with friends and other guests. Our conversation touched on the building's history and architecture but also many other topic...  more »
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  • Meeting the local people was the highlight of the trip. The owner spent time with us explaining about the place, the city but also sharing a normal conversation. Very kind and welcoming
  • Important initiative for the preservation of Ramallah’s historical heritage! A great place to visit to understand the history of Ramallah and Palestine. The man who owns and runs the house is incredibly welcoming and friendly. There are also art exhibits downstairs.
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