Pay a visit to Damascus 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 Damascus Umayyad Mosque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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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..... more »
This place is filled with history - it used to be the Basilica of St John the Baptist before the conquest of the Ummayad Caliphate. There is a green clothed covered tomb inside which apparently... more »
Next time I visit, I'm going to hire touring guide. Loved it
This mosque is the most beautiful place I have ever visited It is not just a visit to a historic mosque with a beautiful architecture, but for Muslims the place that witnessed great historical glories when the Umayyad state ruled the world from Damascus, where this great mosque. From the first moment you will be captivated by the grandeur of the place and live moments that connect you to the past as if you were on a journey through time
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