Umayyad Mosque

Umayyad Mosque

Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world, located in the old city of Damascus, Syria. It was built by the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid I in 715 AD. The mosque was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of the ancient city of Damascus.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Damascus Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 8th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient City of Damascus

Date of Inscription: 1979

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