Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
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Binaa18
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The Umayyad Mosque is considered a historical architecture masterpiece that reflects the magnificence and greatness of its design. It is characterized by a unique blend of Islamic artistic elements, making it a captivating destination.
Written 27 February 2024
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Ethan Barb
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Umayyad Mosque isn't just a place of worship. It is a journey through time. One of the world's biggest, it whispers stories from history in every exquisite tile and breathtaking arch. Immerse your self in the vibrant tapestry of Islamic art and architecture.
Written 22 December 2023
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Magy
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Umayyad Mosque is an impressive building, with its towering minarets, spacious courtyard, and richly decorated design. The Mosque also houses some of the important relics, including the tomb of salah-Aldin and the head of St. John the Baptist.
Written 26 November 2023
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Omayyad Mosque is the fourth holiest sites in all of Islam and is located in the Old City of Damascus and is also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus.
It is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world as it was built between 705 and 715 AD.
The site for the Omayyad Mosque was originally an Aramaean temple, then a Roman Temple of Jupiter and then later as the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. The caliph Al-Walid confiscated the basilica in 705 and had the Great Mosque erected on the site.
When we visited the mosque last week it was a real pleasure as I had taken my two eldest grandsons to the mosque to pray and visit the sights within the mosque.
There is a special Tourist Entrance when women can receive a proper cover and you must buy an entrance ticket. You must take off your shoes at the entrance. You can store your shoes in a small reception desk just inside the main mosque.
There is a shrine within the main hall which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist and he is called in Arabic Prophet Yahya. While just outside the Mosque is a shrine for the very famous Arab sultans and commander, Saladin. His most important fame was when he recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders.
The Omayyad Mosque has three tall minarets all of different shapes and heights. Each has an interesting story. I especially like the architecture and story behind the Minaret of the Bride. The names of the other two minarets are: Minaret of Isa and the Minaret of Qaitbey.
Inside the women are separated from the men, but both can virtually see the entire interior of this beautiful mosque.
A trip to Damascus would not be complete and fulfilled without a tour of the Omayyad Mosque, as it is in my humble opinion the most famous and most beautiful historical site in Damascus.
Written 27 October 2022
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shaggyd0g1
Glencoe, UK447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Lovely. A wild variety of architectural styles drawn from 2000 years of compelling history. A beautiful building and still an operational mosque. Fascinating
Written 2 July 2022
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H House Hotel
Damascus, Syria3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
One of the greatest landmarks of Damascus to visit! You can also Visit Souk al Hamediah just few steps next to it.
Written 22 June 2022
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John A
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Ummayad Mosque, or Great Mosque, is the fourth holiest site in the Islamic world. This is the only mosque where I have heard the call to prayer done by a chorus of men, usually 6 - 10. Inside is the tomb of John the Baptist. Women have to visit a separate office to get a robe to don before entering, men must wear long trousers. There are 3 minarets of different styles, large inner courtyard.
Written 12 June 2022
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Jane H
Macclesfield, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Really worth a visit, read about it before you go as although my guide did a good job there was so much more to know and understand about the history of this place..I would go back tomorrow if I had time.
Written 18 May 2022
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Akpeh O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Honestly you have this beautiful look that every woman would dream of having, or should i say that i am the most luckiest woman on earth to have such an handsome man like you. As a human, we need a partner in our life, someone to talk to when you are lonely, someone to think off, someone that you will welcome back from work, someone who will be your friend and caring one. I know is very difficult to find the one who you love,but in all we still have to give a chance, because you can't predict the right man. such an angel like you deserves the best woman.
Written 6 May 2022
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jetdude
New York City, NY238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One beautiful and historical place you can't miss. My visit was brief but extense. I heard the stories about John the baptist but as with everything, you gotta take those things with a grain of salt. Still, the building and its history are amazing.
Written 29 February 2020
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