When? Every Saturday, at 10:00 am - 01:00 pm. Meeting & Ending Point: Lamar Guest House - Ain El Qurni, Hebron.
Come and discover the Old City of Hebron, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The place that has always been a meeting place for pilgrims, traders and travellers coming from around the world. Stroll the narrow streets of the old quarters and admire Hebron’s ancient perfectly preserved Mameluke architecture. In the same time, meet and have a chat with Hebron’s welcoming artisans and confectioners selling their goods along the Old City’s alleys. The tour aims to introduce visitors to the rich traditions of Hebron and show that Hebronites strive in preserving their cultural heritage and constantly invest in their future.
Tour Highlights: - The charming old building of Lamar Guest House is the meeting point for the tour. There have your complimentary cup of tea or coffee. - The tour begins with having a view on the Hebron City form the rooftop of Lamar Guest House. - Visit Ali Al-Bakka Mosque, which was part of an important complex built by Mameluke Sultan Baibars in honor of Sheikh Ali Al-Bakka, a famous Sufi Saint. - Stroll the narrow streets of the Old City of Hebron and admire its buildings that are typical of traditional vernacular Islamic architecture, dominated with Mamluk style (12th Century), with additional elements coming from the Ottoman times (17th - 19th Centuries). There get to know about the old residential courtyards (Hoshs) and the way of living in Hebron’s Old City. - Have an experience of a souq (Traditional Market) and bargain with the vendors. Buy there some delicious sweets or handmade items. - See Al-Natsheh Olive press, as well as Qunaibi Press, the sesame press of the town. - Visit Hebron Rehabilitation Committee created in order to preserve the architectural heritage of the Old City and learn about their work. - The tour includes a visit to Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, the second most important mosque in Palestine, and the fourth holiest place in Islam.
Price: 40 NIS per person.