Omayyad Mosque

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Damascus, Syria

Omayyad Mosque Damascus Reviews

counsel counsel
18 reviews
The great mosque in Damascus Jan 04, 2012
Surely, one of a must visit place in Damascus. It's huge and it has a beautiful view just located the centre of the old city in Damascus near Grand Bazaar.

The mosque has a big yard with several gold made pieces to influence its visitors. The Dome of Tresury and The Dome of Clock also stand in yard. Inside the mosque, the shrine of John the Baptist exists. There is always a crowd who prays near this grave.

The Omayyad Mosque has a tall minaret(3 total) which is built by Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay and it can be easily spotted everywhere in Damascus. Unfortunately, I couldn't visit the other Omayyad Mosque in Aleppo.
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Jessthem3ss Jessthem…
3 reviews
Life changing experience May 31, 2011
As soon as you enter the door, a great energy of peace and calm will overcome you. It was the most beautiful experience I've ever had. Thousands of Catholics and Muslims together in one sacred building praying, together. Here you will find the tomb of John the babpist and the shrine of Imam Hussein. A very holy place for Shiite Muslims and Catholica. Beautiful architecture as well.this is a must- see if you're in Damascus
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Rashidtheone Rashidth…
18 reviews
Omayyad Mosque Aug 11, 2008
this is the most Important place to see in old damascus

Omayyad Mosque and not only see it 1 time try go morning under sunlight and try go at night its great
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