Welcome to the most beautiful mosque in Syria and one of the holiest in the world for Muslims. Converted from a Byzantine cathedral...
Minaret of the Bride
There are three minarets in the Umayyad Mosque dating from the original construction, each of which was renovated and restored by the...
Shrine of John the Baptist
Looking somewhat out of place in the sanctuary of the Umayyad Mosque Prayer Hall, is the green-domed, marble-clad Shrine of John the...
Al-Nawfara Coffee Shop
Not only is this lovely old cafe an institution for imbibing tea and a nargileh, it’s the home of Syria’s last professional hakawati ...
Ablutions Fountain information
In the centre of the Umayyad Mosque courtyard is an odd square-shaped Ablutions Fountain topped by a wooden-canopied pulpit, while flanking it are two old columns that used to hold lamps.