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Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
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Pre War Ummayad

We visited the Umayyad mosque over Christmas 1910 just a few months before the War started. It was packed with worshipers ( Both Christian and Muslim). Being from Malaysia I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited the Umayyad mosque over Christmas 1910 just a few months before the War started. It was packed with worshipers ( Both Christian and Muslim). Being from Malaysia I was directed to a side entrance where I did not have to pay . they must have assumed I was Muslim (which I am not), The mosque was formerly a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

in the centre of the old Damascus city you will find Umayyad Mosque surrounded by a wall around the old Damascus. It's one of the famous touristic places in this city. It has graves of great historical and religious persons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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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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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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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