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Umayyad Mosque

Old City, Damascus, Syria
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As a Middle Eastern who has lived in the Middle East most of my life I have been around a lot and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mallak M
Great mosque

A place that should definitely visit it in Damascus. I dont know what happened to this mosque now... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Shiraz, Iran
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Old City, Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a Middle Eastern who has lived in the Middle East most of my life I have been around a lot and have seen most religious places there is to see and I can tell you this is one of the most beautiful mosques in...More

Thank Mallak M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A place that should definitely visit it in Damascus. I dont know what happened to this mosque now because of war, Only hope visit it again

1  Thank JavadAbbasi
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Despite the unrest situation in Syria. But Umayyad Mosque is still having its charming atmosphere for worshiping and visiting

1  Thank Mazen k
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Located in the old city of Damascus this beautiful mosque is welcoming to all faiths and none. It is packed full of history for both Muslims and Christians including a tomb to John the Baptist inside. There is a visitors center on the left of...More

1  Thank Damien S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Can't say what has become of the mosque with the war raging in Syria, however, when I was in Syria in 1985 it was a beautiful place to go - quiet, cool and full of history and stunning architecture. If you are in a position...More

4  Thank Don M
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It goes back to 1200 BC .where it was a roman temple , then transferred to a cathedral then ruined by wars .Khaled Bin Al Walid rebuild it in 705 where it got finished by 715 A.C. It is one of the most beautiful mosque...More

1  Thank Nuha A
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Damascus ,old city,end of Al Hamidye Market ,Damascus capital of Syria and full with historical places,located at south west of Syria far away about 100Kilometers from Beirut Capital of Lebanon

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1  Thank Mosaied A
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have visited the Umayyad many times - alone, w a family, my parents and some friends: I always found it a very relaxing and playful place- children love it and play around. As a woman you need to cover your head and legs, for...More

4  Thank Bianca B
Reviewed 6 July 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....More

7  Thank Tiffany V
Reviewed 23 June 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.

4  Thank Ahmed A
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