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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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Most backpacker hotels in Damascus cluster in Souq-Al-Saroujah area. Additional budget options can be found around Martyr's Square (Merjeh), which doubles as a red-light district and may not be suitable for women traveling alone. Keep in mind that the majority of the city's hotels claiming five stars actually offer rooms and services closer to what foreign tourists recognize as two- or three-star establishments.
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  • A place that should definitely visit it in Damascus. I dont know what happened to this mosque now because of war, Only hope visit it again  more »
  • 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 »
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  • One of the most beautiful mosque of the world.
  • The day will come (the End time)when Isa (AS) will descend from the sky on the minaret of this masjid
  • Hazrat Isa (as) the Christ will descend on of the minarets of this great masjid
  • Reflection of different religions in one place.
  • The Blessed place where Eesa alaihi salaam would descent ! Mashallah ! Breathtaking!