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Address: Old Town, Damascus, Syria

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Spiritual place

I was 15 when we visited this place. It was like a secluded place that only muslims visit for their prayers. I kind of like this place because of its calmness

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

I was 15 when we visited this place. It was like a secluded place that only muslims visit for their prayers. I kind of like this place because of its calmness

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Relatively new religeous site in the Old City. According to guidebooks, it was built by Iran. You can feel Iran by its blue tiles outside and mirrors inside.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Hounestly, I've been here when syria was calm quiet and peacful. This place is a shrine of a female child that died when she was 4 year only, she's the gand grand-daughter of Prophet Mohammed PBUH. Yazeed killed her father Al Husain bin Ali, the grandson od Prophet Mohammed PBUH, then showed her his slughted head and she creeped till... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

We had to wear a black burqa before wandering through this Mausoleum. Sayyida was daughter of Iman al-Husayn, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed. The Mausoleum was covered all over with mirrors and quite striking, reminded me of a similar shrine to Fatima in Qom, Iran. Amazing workmanship! and well worth a visit. I visited here in April 2011.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2011

Jaw dropping artistic detail in this shrine, you simply have to see it to believe it. My wife and I had no idea what was inside and we came out dazed. Non-believers are welcome and at one point a family of Shia pilgrims from Iran insisted on having their picture taken with me because I was from America. I have... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2010

The mausoleum is situated in old town 5 min walk to north from Umayyad Mosque it, you have to see it is just amazingly beautiful decorated and atmosphere is great, there is no charge for tourists and camera allowed, they will ask to wear women special clothing to cover head, but believe me this place is beautiful you will not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2010

The Roqayya mosque is one of the largest mosques in Damascus. It is a shrine to the 4-year old great granddaughter of MuHammad who met her untimely death as a consequence of the inhumane treament of her father and his followers. We were there last week and happened to arrive in time for noon prayer. The mass of people entering... More 

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Detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2009

a must see.. a mausoleum that follows the Persian-Iraqi style of Islamic architecture, simply because this saint is venered by Shiaa..this style is something you dont see often in Syria, hence unique. the decoration is breath taking, and the place also is right in the center od the old city of Damascuse and very easy to reach. if you dont... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2008

This is the burial place of Roqayya the young daughter of Hussein so it is a Shia Mosque expensively restored by Iran. The atmosphere was one of quietness and serenity. No one paid much attention to two foreign ladies walking round with the black hooded abiyas! The decoration is something I've never seen before. Glass mosaic on a lot of... More 

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