"Umayyad Mosque (Inside the mosque)" Omayyad Mosque Tip by June.b

Omayyad Mosque, Damascus: 79 reviews and 227 photos

One of the oldest mosques in the world, the Umayyad mosque is located within the walls of the old city of Damascus. It is considered also the the 4th holiest place in Islam.

A visit to Damascus cannot be complete without seeing this monumental structure.

Even the Pope John Paul II have visited this mosque - first time for a pope to visit a mosque - to pay visit to the shrine of Str. John the Baptist which is located right inside the mosque where it is said that the head of the saint is kept inside the shrine.

Address: Damascus, Syria

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 24, 2010
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