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Address: Old City, Damascus, Syria
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Umayyad Mosque

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Mosaied A
Damascus, Syria
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 which they provide a "cape", which is sort of fun to wear. Sadly, there are... More 

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1 Thank Bianca B
Minnesota
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. You can really spend hours just looking at the details of the mosque and learning... More 

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5 Thank Tiffany V
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 Thank Ahmed A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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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1 Thank theofficetraveller
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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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2 Thank NicoleM1408
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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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2 Thank Hala J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 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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1 Thank Abdalla A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 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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4 Thank G S
Damascus, Syria
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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