I think we should all visit syria soon,when conditions are hopefully stable again .. Don't miss it.. LOVE LOVE DAMASCUS
Just watching the people, praying, crying, laughing. Makes you reflect. I was covered up courtesy of the Mosque but was greeted with a "tut tut" when I sat, as my ankle was showing. Quite a contrast and a reality check about society, sincerity and true hardship.
In this huge mosque, everybody can feel and smell the years and years of old but still strong ages. The mosque is in a very good shape and even non-muslim can enter into it. Even women can cover their heads and enter into it. It's surrounded by cafes and restaurants and gifts shops.
This mosque is amazing and I stayed in it a very long time. It is spectacular. I just hope that it is not being damaged by civil war in Syria. It would be a great shame if it was damaged. I took some wonderful photographs in the mosque which showed the people as shadows. I would always love to return... More
A very important monument with outstanding mosaics. Essential to visit. I hope it will survive. We were there just as the troubles began in Damascus April 2011, and we would love to go back.
Excelent building, extremely large, marble everywhere outside and wall paintings coveredin gold. Inside the mosque is a tomb for the head of John the baptist . perfect retreat fromthe hustle of the city just outside the main doors
This mosque is truly spectacular! The site of the mosque has been home to a Greek and a Roman Temple, it has St. John the Baptist's tomb and much more! Being the site of "holy temples" of many faiths, this site is a must-visit to anyone who goes to Syria! Along with Damascus, do visit Palmyra as well. Roman desert... More
I remember getting sunburnt here just sitting and reflecting! Some reviewers have mentioned John the Baptist, only one other I think has referred to the importance of Jesus returning from one of the minarets before the end of time - that's quite some thought... hold it for a moment. The great Islamic scholar, sufi, philosopher and reviver of Islam, Imam... More
you cannot visit syria without visiting this mosque. The detail put into this mosque and the cleanness of this place is just amazing. Very historic and the guide tour also gives you a good explanation of the history of the place and you hire out gowns to wear to cover up and everyone is dressed modestly and theirs fountains and... More
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