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Omayad Mosque

Address: Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Damascus
Type: Religious sites, Natural history museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Religious sites, Natural history museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Pensacola, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
35 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 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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Amman, Irbid, Jordan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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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Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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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Damascus, Syria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

It's simply the place when you can discover the Syrian History. you can't miss this masterpiece.

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Damascus, Syria
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217 reviews 217 reviews
75 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

See my review on the Umayyad Mosque. Don't forget to see both the tomb of Saladin and the Madrasa (School) al Jaqmaqiya on the far side of the Omayad Mosque.

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