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  as-Sinaniya (March 2008)
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  • as-Sinaniya (March 2008) - Damascus
      as-Sinaniya (March 2008)
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  • Muqarna & Iznik tiles above entrance, Mar 08 - Damascus
      Muqarna & Iznik tiles above entrance, Mar 08
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  • Dome & minaret (Mar 2008) - Damascus
      Dome & minaret (Mar 2008)
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  • Iznik tiles above entrance - Dec 09 - Damascus
      Iznik tiles above entrance - Dec 09
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  • Details of the façade - Dec 09 - Damascus
      Details of the fašade - Dec 09
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Completed in 1590 AD, as-Sinaniya Mosque was named after the Ottoman governor of Damascus, Sinan Pasha. The mosque's distinctive minaret is built with blue-green bricks, which is an interesting contrast to the black and white stripes of the fašade of the mosque. The entrance is topped with a lofty muqarnas arch carved in pink stone above beautiful blue Iznik tiles. This Mosque is located just south of western end of Via Recta (Straight Street).

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