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Omayyad Mosque, Damascus: 79 reviews and 227 photos

  Umayyad Mosque in Damascus
by MalenaN

The Umayyad Mosque is one of the most important Islamic buildings. It?s built on the place where there was a temple built already 900 BC. Later a church was built there and after the Muslims came a mosque was built, first just a smaller one but then a grand impressive mosque was built. Much has been destroyed during the years and much of what you see today is rebuilt after a big fire 1893.
There is a special tourist entrance where you pay and where women get a brown robe to wear. Next to the entrance is the mausoleum of Salah ad-Din (1138-93, fought against the crusaders).

Directions: In Damascus Old City, at the end of Souq Hamidiyya.

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  • Updated Apr 9, 2005
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