A tour in Ramla

Region: Tel Aviv and Center, By Appointment: Yes
Source: Nahmias Arnon
Region: Tel-Aviv area

Ramla is the only city in Israel that was built by the Arabs in ancient times and was founded in 716 by Sultan Suleiman of Umayyad.

On the fascinating tour you will pass through the White Mosque, the Old City, the Hamam, the Great Mosque - El Omri, the market, and hear a bit about the new city and what Moshe Dayan's tiger did during the War of Independence. In the market, you will talk about the three main issues: Israel's finest Turkish burekas, the exotic Indian spices shop, and Eli's Tunisian sandwich.

The tour begins at the White Mosque, which was built for the first time in the eighth century, but today we see the remains of the 12th century building located in the ancient city center. The mosque was built by order of Salah a-Din and served as an observation tower with a mosque and water reservoirs next to it.

From there you will continue to the Arches Pool - the place was built as a water reservoir in 789 AD during the Abbasid period, and it is considered the most beautiful and magnificent building of this period.

The place became famous in its day when it served as one of the locations of the film Hasamba from the seventies when Ze'ev Revach and Shlomo Artzi are among the actors in the film.

Then continue to the center of the modern city, passing through the municipality building and the municipal library, which are housed in a renovated Turkish building. You will also pass through the square in memory of the IDF takeover of the city in July 1948, where the pictures of the commanders and the stories of the battles are presented. From there you will arrive in the Old City, walk through its neighborhoods and see the impressive structure that is the Turkish bathhouse.

Ramla's market is one of the most beautiful markets in Israel. It is characterized by a new and impressive structure, clean and tidy, with many colors and smells. You will stop at several famous stalls including the lemonade, Turkish burekas, Indian spice stall, and more.

The tour will end at the Al Omri Mosque. The mosque is rare in its beauty and originally served as a church established in the mid-12th century. It is one of the only large buildings left intact from the 12th century.

On Fridays, there is prayer there, so entry is not possible on this day, but you can hear its story and be impressed by the structure.

Dress modestly to enter the church and mosque.

Products specifications
Region Tel Aviv and Center
City Ramla
Operator Nahmias Arnon
Leaving Time By appointment
Language Hebrew
Language English
By Appointment Yes
Accessibility No
Starting Point White Mosque
Ending Point Ramla Market
Phone +972-52-2422810
Admission Charge With Charge
Email arnon100@012.net.il

Ramla is the only city in Israel that was built by the Arabs in ancient times and was founded in 716 by Sultan Suleiman of Umayyad.

On the fascinating tour you will pass through the White Mosque, the Old City, the Hamam, the Great Mosque - El Omri, the market, and hear a bit about the new city and what Moshe Dayan's tiger did during the War of Independence. In the market, you will talk about the three main issues: Israel's finest Turkish burekas, the exotic Indian spices shop, and Eli's Tunisian sandwich.

The tour begins at the White Mosque, which was built for the first time in the eighth century, but today we see the remains of the 12th century building located in the ancient city center. The mosque was built by order of Salah a-Din and served as an observation tower with a mosque and water reservoirs next to it.

From there you will continue to the Arches Pool - the place was built as a water reservoir in 789 AD during the Abbasid period, and it is considered the most beautiful and magnificent building of this period.

The place became famous in its day when it served as one of the locations of the film Hasamba from the seventies when Ze'ev Revach and Shlomo Artzi are among the actors in the film.

Then continue to the center of the modern city, passing through the municipality building and the municipal library, which are housed in a renovated Turkish building. You will also pass through the square in memory of the IDF takeover of the city in July 1948, where the pictures of the commanders and the stories of the battles are presented. From there you will arrive in the Old City, walk through its neighborhoods and see the impressive structure that is the Turkish bathhouse.

Ramla's market is one of the most beautiful markets in Israel. It is characterized by a new and impressive structure, clean and tidy, with many colors and smells. You will stop at several famous stalls including the lemonade, Turkish burekas, Indian spice stall, and more.

The tour will end at the Al Omri Mosque. The mosque is rare in its beauty and originally served as a church established in the mid-12th century. It is one of the only large buildings left intact from the 12th century.

On Fridays, there is prayer there, so entry is not possible on this day, but you can hear its story and be impressed by the structure.

Dress modestly to enter the church and mosque.

Products specifications
Region Tel Aviv and Center
City Ramla
Operator Nahmias Arnon
Leaving Time By appointment
Language Hebrew
Language English
By Appointment Yes
Accessibility No
Starting Point White Mosque
Ending Point Ramla Market
Phone +972-52-2422810
Admission Charge With Charge
Email arnon100@012.net.il