The narrow covered Gold Market passage, running alongside the southern edge of the Great Mosque, was built in AD 1476 by prominent Gazan...
The last remaining of five bathhouses in Gaza City, Hammam al-Samara is a gorgeous Mamluk-era bathhouse dating back even beyond the 14th...
Mosque of Said Hashim
Situated in Gaza's Daraj quarter, the popular Mosque of Said Hashim was built in 1850 under orders from Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majeed,...
By far the most expensive up-scale restaurant in Gaza, Roots is where important people dine on steak au poivre and chicken cordon bleu,...
Great Mosque information
Also known as Al-Omari Mosque or Jama'a al-Akbar, Palestinian tradition relates that the Great Mosque was built on the site of the biblical Temple of Dagon, which Sampson pulled down on the faithful Philistines and himself. Subsequently, a number of other religious buildings were built on the same spot, including a 12th-century Crusader church dedicated to St John the Baptist.