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Rich with historical significance!

I was taken on a tour by my guide, Mohammad. The Mosque is home to the Tomb of St. John the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
benmignardi
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Toronto, Canada
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Peace full place

Being Syrian I enjoyed the atmosphere of mosque, really I felt peace full of mind. Highly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Al-Majied
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was taken on a tour by my guide, Mohammad. The Mosque is home to the Tomb of St. John the Baptist. It also has remnants of Byzantine art. One of the oldest mosques in the world. It’s a must-visit when in Damascus.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being Syrian I enjoyed the atmosphere of mosque, really I felt peace full of mind. Highly recommended the place for every one to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderful experience with great service from the restaurant we went to , we enjoyed our time and it was cheep

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank abirtrips
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Located in old city, the mosque is a unique old place since 1300 years. Women shall wear Hijab to enter. Beside the mosque amazing decoration, the mosque hosts the grave of John the Baptist.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

It welcomes all religion people coming. Woman needs to wear long hijab but they will provide no worries! Can get inside the mosque. This mosque was a church and very historical. You will feel it!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 462kakah
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Just go see, it's so beautiful and serene. They lend you a robe to wear over your own clothes. Great place for meditation no matter what religion or none you belong to.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Definately one of the most beautiful mosques i have ever seen. The old town of Damascus is just amazing ❤️

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 822svenl
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Umayyad Mosque is in the centre of the Damascus and on the perimeter of the Old City. For international visitors the fee is 500 Syrian pounds or about $1.25. Men must wear long pants to enter but if you do not have long trousers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Drpatrickkelly
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

UMAWII Mosque is one of wonderful place in damascus city , it’s building At 705 , and have a big history .. if you go to damascus u should visit it ..

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Morhaf S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

i hvae visitedat 2001 its an old historical palce nice to be around irecomendtovisitothis beaitfulmosque

Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from Drpatrickkelly | Reviewed this property |
Just show up at the mosque any day and you can pay for entry. I am not aware of any guided tour of the mosque.
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