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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. By using our Damascus tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Umayyad Mosque and other attractions in Damascus.
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  • When Ramadan, the biting me he's vast UMA mosque square fills tight food and people. I invite the God conferred with their ample recognition and laughter attempts to tile the food ... Ah ... That they do not know the end of the rampage ended before dying I can go back there?
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  • I have visited the Umayyad many times - alone, w a family, my parents and some friends: I always found it a very relaxing and playful place- children love it and play around. As a woman you need to co...  read more »
  • Umayyad mosque, popularly known as the Umayyad mosque, the mosque which is Alwaleed Bin Abdel Malik constructed by vidmshk, the fourth month is Islamic mosques after Mecca and Medina took place, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as one of the most prestigious Islamic mosques, one of the seven wonders of Islam in the world. the Umayyad building began in 705 by Walid bin Abdul Malik, has his crowd of artificers Persians, Indians, and the Emperor dispatched 100 Greek artist Byzantium to participate in decorating and received much praise and description particularly from nomads. And historians and writers who have passed through Damascus through the ages, and particularly praised the decorative ceiling of the mosque and alfsivsaaehalmlonh walls, marble used in construction, but mostly a blur based on opinions not to let her until rediscovered and restored in 1928 and has as of Phillip even as "representing the Syrian civil industry and not Greek or Byzantine art". Umayyad mosque also boasts being the first mosque emerged as a result of construction model apse was vihalmharab which was the Church of John the Baptist before, either, and its minaret is the oldest minaret belong to three reign of Walid bin Abdul Malik, also used a beacon for Damascus, as they were in medieval the dot for meditation and prayer, and from there it spread to the rest of the square minaret form Syria and North afrikiawalandls. Contains the whole body of the Baptist cemetery-Prophet Yahya-kinsman of Jesus, was left to raise only Christian baptismal font and the Greek pattern pillar in praise of Christ on one of the walls, the mosque also has also a slot where Hussein Bin Ali's head when carried to Damascus, to the mosque cemetery containing the remains of Saladin. Burned parts of omnibus three times, first in 1069, and second by Tamerlane in 1400, and the third in 1893, and in modern times was the last restoration in 1994. The site is located in the center of Umayyad Damascus old city, the area listed on the World Heritage list.
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  • I visited the Umayyad Mosque in 2004. It lived up to every expectation of grandeur one could have. That it is a full time functioning mosque (contrast with the Taj Mahal, et al.) only adds to the sense of history.
  • I love this Masjid because Isa bin Maryam Peace Be upon him. will come here Front of Imam Mahdi At Fajr Prayers.
  • I've been there when I was in Syria. I really wish that I can visit again. Muslims believe that this is where Jeses peace be upon him will descend.
  • Looks nice based in posted images; however, for a mosque there are no images showing prayers at the mosque. Is this just a historic site or the significance of an image of people in prayers was lost?
  • When you visit this blessed gonna truly know that history had begin and gonna end there.
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