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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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  • It goes back to 1200 BC .where it was a roman temple , then transferred to a cathedral then ruined by wars .Khaled Bin Al Walid rebuild it in 705 where it got finished by 715 A.C. It is one of the mos...  more »
  • Unfortunately for many years since I went to Damascus, but the memory of this mosque is alive in my head. This is a truly unique and picturesque place it would be a shame to be in Damascus and not visit
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  • I'd go 3 years before the war and the mosque is an old Byzantine Church that was converted into a mosque when the city was conquered by the Arabs.
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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.........