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Omayyad Mosque, Damascus: 79 reviews and 227 photos

  Umayyad Mosque in Damascus
by MalenaN
  • Umayyad Mosque in Damascus - Damascus
      Umayyad Mosque in Damascus
    by MalenaN
  • The courtyard - Damascus

The courtyard is big and in one way made me think of Piazza San Marco in Venice. There are quite a lot of pigeons. Around the courtyard people are sitting eating or just relaxing. It is a peaceful place. There is a big beautiful gold mosaic on one of the walls.
Beside the courtyard is the shrine of Husseini. Another shrine, the one of John the Baptist, is in the big prayer hall.

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  • Updated Apr 8, 2005
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