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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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  • this is one of the amazing things to look at, history is still alive in this area, christian and muslim at the same time  more »
  • Umayyad mosque in Damascus Dora mosques East and permanent address of the spiritual and aesthetic visits whenever my feet led me toward the Syrian capital, the splendor and comfort and beauty.
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  • If you come to Damascus without to see this Mosque you didn't see anything !!! Not only because of the amazing decoration but because of the amazing history on it during the time of the Hittites, Roma...  more »
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  • A solemn tribute to a courageous and just king. Salahuddin was a far better human being than his crusader enemies. It says a great deal that this man would, upon conquering jerusalem, walk into a church, see a Cross that had been knocked over, walk over and pick it up and place it on the table. He had respect though he did not agree with the theology. More than can be said for the crusaders, who were pricks.
  • it's an awesome place, people from all around the world come to visit. it's a holy place for many religions
  • A must see place in the world. amazing historical place.
  • It's too bad it's been destroyed.
  • amazing mosque the best 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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