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WAS beautiful

I have no idea what has become of this place. I last visited over 30 years ago, in 1985, (couldn't select that date) prior to all the chaos and misery that is Syria today. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 15, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

I have no idea what has become of this place. I last visited over 30 years ago, in 1985, (couldn't select that date) prior to all the chaos and misery that is Syria today. The mosque back then was a beautiful serene place, with a cool, calm welcoming feel. Intricate mosaics, worn carpets, history laid bare.

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

one of the best place to visit in damascus, you could see the islamic architecture. You will feel the spiritual of the place as soon as you step in. visiting Umayyad Mosque means visiting Damascus.

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

Amaizing place, a very historical place, a must to see. A mix of aritecture and religion from hundreds of year. a Must

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

What most Americans don't know about Islam would fill a book ;-) Did you know the Umayyad Mosque has a shrine to John the Baptist (they call him YahYah) where thousands of Moslems visit and pray every year? Did you know that Islamic legend says that one of the spires of the Umayyad Mosque is where Jesus will return for... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

This place is amazing really, it has places for Moslem and Christians also You can spend whole afternoon here Women they should be wear some dress to inter , they will provide for free. Really recommended The markets around is good place to buy gifts, but they usually asking high prices and you could take it for the half price... More 

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Amman, Irbid, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

he ground plan of the Umayyad Mosque is rectangle in shape. A large courtyard occupies the northern part of the mosque complex, while the haram covers the southern part. The courtyard is enclosed by four exterior walls. The level of the stone pavement had become uneven over time due to several repairs throughout the mosque's history, but recent work on... More 

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Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

It is a must see place for all...especially for the Muslims as there is a grave of a famous Prophet Hazrat Ayub. Thanks.

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

It's simply the place when you can discover the Syrian History. you can't miss this masterpiece.

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

See my review on the Umayyad Mosque. Don't forget to see both the tomb of Saladin and the Madrasa (School) al Jaqmaqiya on the far side of the Omayad Mosque.

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