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Great Mosque of Sana'a, Sanaa

#6 of 8 in Historic Sites in Yemen
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Great Mosque of Sanaa (Arabic: الجامع الكبير بصنعاء‎ Al-Jāmiʿ al-Kabīr bi-Ṣanʿāʾ) is an ancient mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, just east of the old Ghumdan Palace site. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old City of Sana'a. Dating to the seventh century, it was reportedly built in part from the materials of the Ghumdan palace.

According to the authentic Islamic scriptures traces the mosque's history to the period of Muhammad. The building has undergone several renovations in later centuries. An important archaeological find was the Sana'a manuscript, discovered there during restoration in 1972.
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  • One of the most beautiful mosques I have been to, it contrasts with the rest of Sana'a architecture. Massive minarets, beautifully crafted. The interior is as stunning, high end caroets, columns and.....  more »
  • Old mosque built 200 years ago. They try now to fix some parts of mosque. In center on old Sana'a. The people there is kind and respectful.  more »
  • Its a gorgeous place that remind you of the yemen great history and religion
  • I really love this place so if U trying to visit sana'a i recommended U to visit it

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