"Al Jamaa al-Kebir (the Great Mosque)" Umayyad Mosque Tip by Tijavi
Umayyad Mosque, Aleppo: 19 reviews and 47 photos
As the name implies, this is Aleppo's mosque of mosques, built by Caliph Al Walid of Damascus' Umyyad Mosque fame, and Caliph Suleiman (c. AD 700). Historical buffs may be disappointed to know that nothing much of the original structures exist today due to countless destructions and rebuildings in the past. The sole remaining structure that survives today is the free standing minaret, which, with its intricate ornamentation, is a mesmerizing sight especially when lighted at night.
Entering the mosque won't cost you a single piastre, although donations are welcome. As always, observe proper etiquette when entering such holy Islamic places.
Directions: Within the souq area in the old city
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