Umayyad Mosque, Damascus
Pay a visit to Umayyad Mosque, one of the holiest and largest places of worship in the Islamic world, and considered a masterpiece of early Islamic architecture. The massive complex was first erected in 634 CE on the site of a Byzantine church believed to contain the head of John the Baptist, and also marking the place where ancient Aramean and Roman temples once stood. Rebuilt a number of times, the grandiose structure boasts mosaics, art pieces, and minarets from different time periods, as well as the mausoleum that contains the remains of Sultan Saladin in a wooden sarcophagus. Using our custom trip planner, Damascus attractions like Umayyad Mosque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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I was taken on a tour by my guide, Mohammad. The Mosque is home to the Tomb of St. John the Baptist. It also has remnants of Byzantine art. One of the oldest mosques in the world. It’s a must-visit wh... more »
Being Syrian I enjoyed the atmosphere of mosque, really I felt peace full of mind. Highly recommended the place for every one to visit. more »
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