This historic 7th-century mosque stands on a site that has been sacred since 1000 BC. It has medieval mosaics on the facade and a shrine to John the Baptist inside.
Facts & Stats on Great Mosque of Damascus (Umayyad Mosque)
- Go Historic ID
- Great Mosque of Damascus (Umayyad Mosque)
- Heritage Lists
- World Heritage Site #20; 1979
- 33.511585° N, 36.306322° E