Western Temple Gate
At its eastern end, Souq al-Hamidiyya re-emerges back into glaring sunlight at the spot where the Western Temple Gate of the 3rd-century...
Dome of the Treasury
The small octagonal structure on the western side of the Umayyad Mosque courtyard, decorated with intricate 14th-century mosaics and...
Welcome to the most beautiful mosque in Syria and one of the holiest in the world for Muslims. Converted from a Byzantine cathedral...
This place is popular with locals as much as tourists – Arab families pack the place over summer. Look for the sign ‘Rest. Al Ezz Al...
Al-Gharbiyya Minaret information
There are three minarets in the Umayyad Mosque dating from the original construction, each of which was renovated and restored by the Ayyubids, Mamluks and Ottomans. The one in the southwestern corner, the Mamluk-styled Al-Gharbiyya Minaret, is the most beautiful;