Battuta's Travels In Damacus

Four Facts About Damascus

  • During the time Damascus was an international market as it sits in between the major trade routes of Egypt and Persia.
  • Damascus houses the Umayyad Mosque.
  • Damascus was one of the greatest centers for learning through out the muslim world.
  • Damascus was the Capital of the Umayyad Empire.
Upon entering Damascus, Battuta had said " it surpassed all other cities in beauty."

While in damascus battuta visted the Umayyad Mosque.