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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  • This is a must-see in Ramallah. Gallery/museum/gift shop, this was once a family home at the turn of the century and now is open to the public. Tea and chat were provided upon arrival and it was a...  more »
  • Wasn't exactly sure what this place was when I first got there but didn't take long for Zahran to tell me all about the house, Ramallah and Palestinian culture. Zahran has a real passion for keeping.....  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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