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Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
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I visited this in early 2000, I understand from friends it is now a pile of rubble. Shame, its a wonderful place. I feel for all in Syria. Undoubtedly a piece of history which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This mosque has a historical value, but the regime left without proper maintenance, most probably because it does not support the views of the rulers.

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Damascus, Syria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A must visit if in Damascus. I was fascinated by be huge mosque dating many years back. Interesting to notice that the head of the biblical, John the Baptist is buried in this magnificent place.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I visited this in early 2000, I understand from friends it is now a pile of rubble. Shame, its a wonderful place. I feel for all in Syria. Undoubtedly a piece of history which is lost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

brady its me jack but i want u to know i luv yuou. btw this plae was cool. also i need to get at least 100 characters.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

if you are in syria you have to visit the mosque because it is connected to all the historical places in Damascus. Islamic architecture is presented in a best form although the security situation in Syria this area still secure till now

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Damascus, Syria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You can't enter the yard of this mosque, and not have tears in your eyes.You feel that you are touching thousands of years old history, and you imagine how many people walked on these lovely stones. You immediately have the feeling that you should pray in this lovely unique place for God to prevail peace on a land of peace... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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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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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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Address: Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
Location: Middle East  >  Syria  >  Damascus

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