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Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
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Heart of Syria

I visited in 2011 in Dec/January, and this mosque was the highlight of my visit. The beautiful thing was that it was barely surrounded by tourists; instead it was filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
Tiffany V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I visited in 2011 in Dec/January, and this mosque was the highlight of my visit. The beautiful thing was that it was barely surrounded by tourists; instead it was filled with children running and roaming around, and their families sitting around just enjoying the place. You can really spend hours just looking at the details of the mosque and learning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

There are so many things that could be said about this beautiful mosque but I won't spoil the fun for you. You have to go there and explore the history behind every stone.

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Thank Ahmed A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I visited the "Great Mosque of Damascus" in early 2011 and spent a few hours roaming the large courtyard area and prayer hall with famous Muslim and Christian shrine, which is said to carry the head of St John the Baptist. The sheer size of the Mosque is awe inspiring, with the courtyard spanning some 100 x 150 odd metres... More 

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Thank theofficetraveller
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I visited in Summer of 2010 and this is definitely one of the best mosques I have ever seen. Amazing and historical, this mosque has been around through history and has passed through many changes in the city. The architecture and art is exquisite.

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Thank NicoleM1408
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

An old mosque very beautiful architecture with big open space worth visiting with the old souq just steps away that you can smell five thousand years of civilisation around you

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Thank Hala J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Old historical mosque in Middle East. Cold Granite floor, and big verandas in it. Many shrines and tombs inside it.easy ti access in the middle if the Town.

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Thank Abdalla A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I've been to a few mosques and this will always be the best one. After a long walk through the hustle and bustle of the souk, I came to this mosque, and for a moment I had a sense of peace and calm. Inside, the place is busy with lots of background noise. Imams were giving lessons, people were finding... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank Amin S
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

woh woh stunning beautiful place. a place that is history, human history. so beautiful a must to see in damascus

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

One of the must see landmarks in Damascus syria. Too much history in one place. Make sure to have a touristic guide to be able to appreciate it.

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