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Great Mosque

Located in old city, the mosque is a unique old place since 1300 years. Women shall wear Hijab to... read more

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Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful experience with great service from the restaurant we went to , we enjoyed our time and it was cheep

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank abirtrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in old city, the mosque is a unique old place since 1300 years. Women shall wear Hijab to enter. Beside the mosque amazing decoration, the mosque hosts the grave of John the Baptist.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

It welcomes all religion people coming. Woman needs to wear long hijab but they will provide no worries! Can get inside the mosque. This mosque was a church and very historical. You will feel it!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Just go see, it's so beautiful and serene. They lend you a robe to wear over your own clothes. Great place for meditation no matter what religion or none you belong to.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kari170
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Definately one of the most beautiful mosques i have ever seen. The old town of Damascus is just amazing ❤️

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 822svenl
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The Umayyad Mosque is in the centre of the Damascus and on the perimeter of the Old City. For international visitors the fee is 500 Syrian pounds or about $1.25. Men must wear long pants to enter but if you do not have long trousers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Drpatrickkelly
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

UMAWII Mosque is one of wonderful place in damascus city , it’s building At 705 , and have a big history .. if you go to damascus u should visit it ..

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Morhaf S
Reviewed February 24, 2018

i hvae visitedat 2001 its an old historical palce nice to be around irecomendtovisitothis beaitfulmosque

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

When in Damascus, make sure you make some time to visit the mosque. It has an amazing energy and beautiful mosaics.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank MarillimaSultan
Reviewed December 6, 2017

this is one of the amazing things to look at, history is still alive in this area, christian and muslim at the same time

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank elie593
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January 6, 2019|
Response from Drpatrickkelly | Reviewed this property |
Just show up at the mosque any day and you can pay for entry. I am not aware of any guided tour of the mosque.
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Dec/Jan Trip to Syria - a few questions (6 Replies)
Hi All, We are trying to plan a family holiday (two adults, two university students) for this Christmas to Syria with a day trip to Baalbek. We like to crowd as much as possible into our vacations and primarily are interested in historical sites. We arrive in Damascus on December 24, and our current, but not firm, itinerary looks like this: T Damascus Fly to Damascus F Damascus Museum, Umayyad Mosque, Old City S Palmyra Dumeir, Mar Musa S Palmyra Palmyra M DeirelZur Dura Europos,...More
September 21, 2009|
Response fromamagribi|
HiVaggabond, I recommend you the following itinerary. You may notice some changes on your original one. Some missing historical sites added such as Ma'aloula, Bara (dead cities) and Qal'at Ja'bar on the Euphrates. I think the sites are put in good order and that you would safe much time and effort. I also would advise you to hire a driver with his car. It would be very difficult to arrange that at each stop; you have very limited time so better book your private guide driver in advance....More
Damascus half day tour (3 Replies)
Dear all, I'm going to visit Damascus next week for business purposes. I will have a half day free and want to take toured guide to visit some of the most popular places in the town, like Great Umayyad Mosque, Straight Street, Christian quarter to the Roman city gate of Bab Sharqi, the Chapel of Ananias, etc. Would someone recommended me how and with whom to organize this. Thanks Dean
November 09, 2009|
Response fromPashaDowntownHotel|
HI Welcome to Syria All tourist attractions are found in the old walled city.There is no taxi to be taken just walking and enjoying the city. Apart from what you mentioned you must visit some of the local eateries/restaurants Old houses converted and restored with charm of the past era that of the Arabic , French and Turkish .This is very special experience not to be missed.and may be a visit to Hammam for relaxation after a long day. I suggest two kinds of tour guide for the city are...More
avoid Mari shop in the souq area (2 Replies)
hi, I've just come back from Middle East. If you ever happen to be in the souq area in Damascus, avoid Mari shop with silver/gold etc. (near the Umayyad Mosque). Think twice before buying something there, you might disappointed with the value of what you've bought and the owner can be very convincing...
August 13, 2010|
Response fromPashaDowntownHotel|
thank you for pointing out that cheat for others to avoid. There are many hundreds of honest traders in Damascus Souq