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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. Using our custom trip planner, Damascus attractions like Umayyad Mosque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • UMAWII Mosque is one of wonderful place in damascus city , it’s building At 705 , and have a big history .. if you go to damascus u should visit it ..  more »
  • i hvae visitedat 2001 its an old historical palce nice to be around irecomendtovisitothis beaitfulmosque  more »
  • When in Damascus, make sure you make some time to visit the mosque. It has an amazing energy and beautiful mosaics.  more »
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  • hello. does anyone know where i can get proper measurements and dimensions of this building? i need it for an assignment.... or can anyone who lives close by to the building or visits it regularly contact me? thats only if you're willing to help.. i will really appreciate it
  • SubhanAllah... I love this masjid very much. Al Umayyad masjid damascus in where Esa ibne Maryam(Maseeha) will be descend and will kill the Antichrist or Dajjal inshaAllah...
  • it's an awesome place, people from all around the world come to visit. it's a holy place for many religions
  • Not really helpful. Instead of hanging around in the mosque, the Syrian should better rebuild their country - like the Germans did after WWII!
  • Mega Moschee in a mega city. Damaskus! Unfortunately it is at the moment so difficult to get there due to sanctions of the US-lead western world. In terms of quality and cleanness, this Moschee could even be sucessfull as a sightseeing highlight in Germany! Very large building, but the dome collogne (Germany) is much taller.
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