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Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
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Holy Place to visit

Despite the unrest situation in Syria. But Umayyad Mosque is still having its charming atmosphere for worshiping and visiting

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mazen k
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the unrest situation in Syria. But Umayyad Mosque is still having its charming atmosphere for worshiping and visiting

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Thank Mazen k
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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. There is a visitors center on the left of the entrance were clocks can be rented in order to gain entry dressed respectfully .

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Can't say what has become of the mosque with the war raging in Syria, however, when I was in Syria in 1985 it was a beautiful place to go - quiet, cool and full of history and stunning architecture. If you are in a position to see this place, go. Otherwise regret that the world has spoiled another piece of... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

It goes back to 1200 BC .where it was a roman temple , then transferred to a cathedral then ruined by wars .Khaled Bin Al Walid rebuild it in 705 where it got finished by 715 A.C. It is one of the most beautiful mosque with a 5000 M2 located in old Damascus, at the end of souk Al Hamidiyyeh... More 

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Thank Nuha A
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Mosaied A
Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have visited the Umayyad many times - alone, w a family, my parents and some friends: I always found it a very relaxing and playful place- children love it and play around. As a woman you need to cover your head and legs, for which they provide a "cape", which is sort of fun to wear. Sadly, there are... More 

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Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

I visited in 2011 in Dec/January, and this mosque was the highlight of my visit. The beautiful thing was that it was barely surrounded by tourists; instead it was filled with children running and roaming around, and their families sitting around just enjoying the place. You can really spend hours just looking at the details of the mosque and learning... More 

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

There are so many things that could be said about this beautiful mosque but I won't spoil the fun for you. You have to go there and explore the history behind every stone.

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3 Thank Ahmed A
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

I visited the "Great Mosque of Damascus" in early 2011 and spent a few hours roaming the large courtyard area and prayer hall with famous Muslim and Christian shrine, which is said to carry the head of St John the Baptist. The sheer size of the Mosque is awe inspiring, with the courtyard spanning some 100 x 150 odd metres... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I visited in Summer of 2010 and this is definitely one of the best mosques I have ever seen. Amazing and historical, this mosque has been around through history and has passed through many changes in the city. The architecture and art is exquisite.

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