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Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria

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Simply Amazing

An amazing mosque to visit when you're in Damascus. With an impressive square that could contain possibly the entire city population on its own, the inside of the mosque is also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

An amazing mosque to visit when you're in Damascus. With an impressive square that could contain possibly the entire city population on its own, the inside of the mosque is also very big. Not having been to many mosques in my life, I must say that this was one of the prettier ones, with plenty of murals both on the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I visited the Mosque with my Mother and uncle, I was shocked, when the guide told the history , after 3000 years of history. You dont have to be a Muslim to visit the Mosque, we only respect what was told to us, how to beheive and follow the traditions .

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very spiritual and quite, if you need a time for your self you can bring your book with you and read. or read the holly Quran. Women will be provided with Niqab. see link below :) https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=niqab+in+umayyad+mosque&sa=X&espv=2&biw=1525&bih=809&tbm=isch&imgil=HAyWwxIOzblUeM%253A%253B7m3iE5TFKzqygM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwanderlustings.wordpress.com%25252Ftag%25252Fdamascus%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=HAyWwxIOzblUeM%253A%252C7m3iE5TFKzqygM%252C_&usg=__hl9cT0RRthdvXwqvnuJvdmFKlI8%3D&ved=0CCcQyjc&ei=l4IKVeWuH8meNoLsg_AD#imgdii=_&imgrc=HAyWwxIOzblUeM%253A%3B7m3iE5TFKzqygM%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fwanderlustings.files.wordpress.com%252F2010%252F08%252Fdscf0888.jpg%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fwanderlustings.wordpress.com%252Ftag%252Fdamascus%252F%3B4048%3B3040

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It preserves its dignity despite the difficult circumstances. I am not a muslim but was allowed into it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Just walking thru the old soul to get there is a treat. The Byzantines did a great job and the Umayyad Arabs finished it. Everything about the place is sublimely beautiful. If you are an atheist, you will find God in that place. To be a few feet away from where John the Baptist's head is buried is amazing and... More 

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Urmia, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We traveled to syria before war (according to rules of TripAdvisor, I had to write 1st January 2014). This place has a great architecture. It isn't a surprise for me as an iranian, because there are wonderful places like this in my country. However, I and my wife liked it much.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It is so big, I loved the decorations of the walls and floor. you can still see the remnants of the christian history of this place, as it was the Church of John Baptist!! the special place for baptizing babies, and the small place for confession!! I enjoyed visiting this historic place!

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damas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

It was noon time , Prayer perform after azan , Prepare to wosh as it is Muslim behavior before each prayer,during the day. It was great spirit feeling,having contact God.

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Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A magnificent historical site in the heart of the oldest inhabited city in the world, a master piece of art and a great holy place for both Muslims and Christians as well

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A must see when in Damascus. Great architecture and very absorbing if you are a muslim. Tomb inside th mosque with Imam Hussain turbine is quite powerful. Th tomb as per locals is of Prophet Yahya.

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