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Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

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Pay a visit to Umayyad Mosque, one of the holiest and largest places of worship in the Islamic world, and considered a masterpiece of early Islamic architecture. The massive complex was first erected in 634 CE on the site of a Byzantine church believed to contain the head of John the Baptist, and also marking the place where ancient Aramean and Roman temples once stood. Rebuilt a number of times, the grandiose structure boasts mosaics, art pieces, and minarets from different time periods, as well as the mausoleum that contains the remains of Sultan Saladin in a wooden sarcophagus. Using our custom trip planner, Damascus attractions like Umayyad Mosque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you come to Damascus without to see this Mosque you didn't see anything !!! Not only because of the amazing decoration but because of the amazing history on it during the time of the Hittites, Roma...  more »
  • this place is really aplace that you visit every time you come across for praying , resting or only enjoying the view of teh Architure and the birds sitting in teh court of the mosque.  more »
  • Damascus Omeyad mosque is for sure the most magic and lovely from all mosques in the world. The syrian people is friendly and helpful.You can feel their hospitality even inside the mosque.  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful mosque of the world.
  • The day will come (the End time)when Isa (AS) will descend from the sky on the minaret of this masjid
  • Hazrat Isa (as) the Christ will descend on of the minarets of this great masjid
  • Reflection of different religions in one place.
  • The Blessed place where Eesa alaihi salaam would descent ! Mashallah ! Breathtaking!

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Most backpacker hotels in Damascus cluster in Souq-Al-Saroujah area. Additional budget options can be found around Martyr's Square (Merjeh), which doubles as a red-light district and may not be suitable for women traveling alone. Keep in mind that the majority of the city's hotels claiming five stars actually offer rooms and services closer to what foreign tourists recognize as two- or three-star establishments.
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