The Umayyad Mosque (Arabic: الْجَامِع الْأُمَوِي , romanized: al-Jāmiʿ al-ʾUmawī), also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جَامِع بَنِي أُمَيَّة الْكَبِير , romanized: Jāmiʻ Banī Umayyah al-Kabīr), located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world.
A mosque is a place where Muslims worship. The word mosque comes from the Arabic word masjid. A larger, 'collective', mosque is called a masjid jāmi. Larger mosques offer more services to their community. For many Muslim people, a mosque is more than a place of worship.
From 784- 786 AD, Abd al-Rahman I built the Mezquita, or Great Mosque, of Córdoba, in the Umayyad style of architecture with variations inspired by indigenous Roman and Christian Visigothic structures.