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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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  • 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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  • Damascus ,old city,end of Al Hamidye Market ,Damascus capital of Syria and full with historical places,located at south west of Syria far away about 100Kilometers from Beirut Capital of Lebanon 
  • Beautiful spiritual place when visiting our tegtmao of several denominations mbeti wonderful architecture and pomp and magnificence of one of the biggest mosques until recently in the world 10, 000 square meters of magnificent architecture and the graceful arches and beautifully decorated domes and wonderful place called kayşani balmozaiik and free advise for everyone to see and pray especially for new Syrian capital visitors
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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.........