Minaret of Jesus

sights / Religious

Minaret of Jesus information

Lonely Planet review

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 on the southeastern corner, the Minaret of Jesus, is the tallest, and so named because local tradition has it that this is where Christ will appear on earth on Judgment Day.