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One of the largest, oldest and holiest mosques in the world

The Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the Old City of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Madrid, Spain
Remember to see it both during the daytime as well as at night!

The Omayyad Mosque is located in the Old City of Damascus and is considered the fourth most holy... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Destroyed while Syrian conflicts 😔. This one of worst things happened to Syrian rich history. Syria(in Sanskrit- Very beautiful) . It’s a very shameless thing done by fighters....................................

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the Old City of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. The building contains the head of John the Baptist. The mosque is also believed by Muslims to be the place where Jesus...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Omayyad Mosque is located in the Old City of Damascus and is considered the fourth most holy Mosques in Islam. During the Holy Month of Ramadan is a great time to visit the mosque, especially at night as you see a different perspective of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The Ommayad Mosque in Damascus is one of the world's great religious buildings. Situated in the heart of the Old City at the eastern end of Soukh Hammidiye, it sits on a site that contained a pre-Christian shrine, a Roman Temple, and a great basilica...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank AndrewA64
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's very famous place located inside Old City of Damascus at the end of Alhamediah Market It's the biggest Mosque and very beautiful historical place and full of Arts

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Mosaied A
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I never visit Damascus City without visiting Omayad Masjid. The building, Islamic Drawings, the Yard there with the place for ablution. Despite the unrest situation there in Syria, but people keep going there to visit and pray. You feel the spiritual value whenever you've been...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mazen k
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A nice historical attraction, located in the old hear of the ancient city. A must visit place to smell history and enjoy the atmosphere. Show not only the Islamic architecture but the Christian original building.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Hamdi K
Reviewed 15 April 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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Don M
Reviewed 18 February 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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Amin S
Reviewed 25 November 2015

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

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Maik S
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