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Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

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Religious Site
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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  • Despite the unrest situation in Syria. But Umayyad Mosque is still having its charming atmosphere for worshiping and visiting  more »
  • Located in the old city of Damascus this beautiful mosque is welcoming to all faiths and none. It is packed full of history for both Muslims and Christians including a tomb to John the Baptist inside....  more »
  • One of the most beautiful and finest mosques in Damascus, the oldest and the most beautiful city in history and in Maqam Nabi Allah Yahya alayhi Salam.
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  • the mosque is spectacular. the old city in damascus brings you back. its a special place, i miss it so. when you visit damascus you wont come out the same person. the amount of beauty and history there is overwhelming....
  • Such a beautiful mosque. Peace and serenity flow everywhere
  • The that prophet Muhammad PBUH mentioned where Yesus (ISA AS) will be earthed near future
  • The Landmark of old Damascus. One of the oldest mosques in the world. A must visit !
  • I love this masjid because Isa bin maryam peace be upon him.........