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Umayad Mosque

It's very famous place located inside Old City of Damascus at the end of Alhamediah Market It's the biggest Mosque and very beautiful historical place and full of Arts

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's very famous place located inside Old City of Damascus at the end of Alhamediah Market It's the biggest Mosque and very beautiful historical place and full of Arts

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Thank Mosaied A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never visit Damascus City without visiting Omayad Masjid. The building, Islamic Drawings, the Yard there with the place for ablution. Despite the unrest situation there in Syria, but people keep going there to visit and pray. You feel the spiritual value whenever you've been there

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Thank Mazen k
Erbil, Iraq
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

A nice historical attraction, located in the old hear of the ancient city. A must visit place to smell history and enjoy the atmosphere. Show not only the Islamic architecture but the Christian original building.

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Thank Hamdi K
Terrigal
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

I have no idea what has become of this place. I last visited over 30 years ago, in 1985, (couldn't select that date) prior to all the chaos and misery that is Syria today. The mosque back then was a beautiful serene place, with a cool, calm welcoming feel. Intricate mosaics, worn carpets, history laid bare.

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Thank Don M
Damascus, Syria
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

one of the best place to visit in damascus, you could see the islamic architecture. You will feel the spiritual of the place as soon as you step in. visiting Umayyad Mosque means visiting Damascus.

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Thank Amin S
Damascus, Syria
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9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Amaizing place, a very historical place, a must to see. A mix of aritecture and religion from hundreds of year. a Must

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Thank Maik S
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

What most Americans don't know about Islam would fill a book ;-) Did you know the Umayyad Mosque has a shrine to John the Baptist (they call him YahYah) where thousands of Moslems visit and pray every year? Did you know that Islamic legend says that one of the spires of the Umayyad Mosque is where Jesus will return for... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

This place is amazing really, it has places for Moslem and Christians also You can spend whole afternoon here Women they should be wear some dress to inter , they will provide for free. Really recommended The markets around is good place to buy gifts, but they usually asking high prices and you could take it for the half price... More 

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Thank Am A
Amman, Irbid, Jordan
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

he ground plan of the Umayyad Mosque is rectangle in shape. A large courtyard occupies the northern part of the mosque complex, while the haram covers the southern part. The courtyard is enclosed by four exterior walls. The level of the stone pavement had become uneven over time due to several repairs throughout the mosque's history, but recent work on... More 

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Thank Abdullah M
Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

It is a must see place for all...especially for the Muslims as there is a grave of a famous Prophet Hazrat Ayub. Thanks.

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