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Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

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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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  • Plz follow me on instagram @mohammad.sh2003 Mohammad shaabab very nice time in Damascus with a lovely special visit to Ummayyad Mosque  more »
  • The Old City was deserted as my hosts took me past this mosque with locals lining up to go inside sans shoes. I only walked around the outside and while it takes up a full block is not as large as the...  more »
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