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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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  • Damascus is a wonderful city. There's a great Umayyad mosque architecture.. already, just behind the Castle staff. They said the tomb of Hussein in. because the war is a little damaged. but it's a great place in one word is used as a place of worship as people still activity most frequented was one of the most touristic places in time. If security is not an issue when he was going back to the days of the old mobility çözülu.
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  • beautiful color interior completely covered with geometric shapes, I wonder how long before you can return to visit places like this ancient and fascinating!
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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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  • 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.........