Umayyad Mosque, Damascus (must see)
After the Arab conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist (Yahya). The mosque holds a shrine which today may still contain the head of John the Baptist, honored as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims alike, and the place where Isa (Jesus) will return at the End of Days. The tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.
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Umayyad Mosque on Map
Walking Tours in Damascus, Syria
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles