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Omayyad (Umaiah ) Mosque

Old Town, Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Damascus
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Manama, Bahrain
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Even though my visit is back to 2010 , but I can still remember how beautiful was it and how large the courtyard was . And I wouldn't forget the old alleys we walked in till we reached it .This place is rich in culture.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I haven't been to many mosques, and this was my first visit to any mosque anywhere. It was a masterpiece. It was lucky that I went as part of my uni class's annual trip with the chairman of our department who is an art historian, so he knew all the details. But the layers of history and artistry are just... More

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dehradoon
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Excellent glass paintings inside the mosque. Very clean and spacious. Huge courtyard and people at peace with themselves.

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Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I almost cried looking at this masterpiece, hundreds of years old. and I wondered about who walked here throughout history. I also found out from a generous local shop owner, that it is in Damascus where all people, from all faiths and backgrounds, lived, worked, and married with one another. A perfect history lesson to go with this gorgeous sight.

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Damascus, Syria
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189 reviews 189 reviews
71 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

I have been lucky to have prayed in Mecca; Medina and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem but my time Damascus in the Omayyad Mosque was really touching. You are constantly reminded that this was both a Christian place of worship and a mosque. The various Minarets are well work a photo especially if you can capture a photo... More

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Doha, Qatar
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58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Very beautiful place...but everyone should know that the ccorrect name is Umayyad and it is duplicated in the web site, actually it is same place

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