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Umayyad Mosque

Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Damascus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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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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

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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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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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This mosque is a really piece of art and a great holy place plus its really old and big,propably the best (place,monument,mosque) in damaskus,a must see ;)

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Syria is rich in history and architecture, UMAYYAD MOSQUE is a magnificent structure and on top of the list. Religious legacy of Islam an Christianity will be found there. You will find nearby Bazzar a attractive place too. What I would like to mention,visit Syria when the situation is favorable only.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

yes its not safe now but things change and when so this is a must must attraction in Damascus. the lace goes back to prophet Johns "YEHYA" days as the tale says his head is still buried there. what is confirmed is that it was built by Omayyad caliphs to celebrate the city as there capital.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Middle East. A have of peace and calm in the city and an inspiring place of faith and outstanding art. Not to be missed.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

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.

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