Surif is a large, varied and spacious town, boasting seven beautiful mosques within its vicinity. Located 25km northwest of Hebron, it is a focal point for many of the surrounding villages. Most of the town’s land is used for agriculture, in particular olives, wheat and barley.

The Old Town, located on the hill above the town, is a delightful combination of traditional stone architecture and two newer, stunning mosques. Surif, which has four schools, has an entirely Muslim population.

Population: 13,824 (2007)

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What To Do

Surif is a big town with many shops to poke your head into. But its star attraction – as is often the case in Palestine – is its beautiful Old Town. The two newer mosques really stand out amongst the chaotic mix of narrow streets, open squares, old stone arches and domed roofs (designed to keep homes cool in the summer).

Daubed on many of the walls is graffiti promoting the town’s Facebook page. This is clearly a town that wants to make a name for itself and begin welcoming visitors to its enticing streets.

Where To Eat

In terms of restaurants, either head 25km south to Hebron or up north to Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Beit Jala or even Jerusalem for a great variety.

Where To Stay

There are four hotels in Hebron. Alternatively, in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the surrounding area there is a much greater range of accommodation, catering to all needs.