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Address: Baalbeck, Lebanon

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Before arriving at Baalbeck, our (Shia) guide told us about this place - official name is The Shrine of Sayeeda Khawla Daughter of Imam Hussein, and emphasised it's not a mosque... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Before arriving at Baalbeck, our (Shia) guide told us about this place - official name is The Shrine of Sayeeda Khawla Daughter of Imam Hussein, and emphasised it's not a mosque, it's a shrine. The Irani influnece is evident from the outlook as well as from inside - the mosaics and the patterns of the deco. Non-muslim visitors are welcomed.... More 

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Baalbeck, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is one of the Holy places in Baalbeck, its nice to be seen, as it has beautiful architecture . its very nice place

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This modern mosque is impossible to miss en route to the Baalbek Temples. It is heavily fortified and according to my guide, a gift from Iran. This new landmark is as much about staking a territorial claim for Hezbollah as it is as a place of religion. A sober reminder of the delicate politics of the Bekaa Valley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Very beautiful example of religious architecture with a mosque beautifully decorated with mosaics and with a golden dome. If you go to Baalbek certainly worth a peep

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Baghdad, Iraq
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

The place is in a serious need to pay more attention about it you hardly find your way to it and once you will step into it you will notice that the place itself need many things to list considering its current statue . . . I don't think you need to go there

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Trip Advisor team. Please be aware that the picture posted here is for Al Amin mosque near the Martyr Square in Beirut. Please remove the pic; it's misleading

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

This mosque, while huge and obvious, serves less as a religious house of worship than as a reminder of how Baalbek is in a Hezbollah controlled area. Not sure of the value of a vista.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

This mosque is very close to the temple ruin complex. You hardly need more than 20 minutes to visit this mosque.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

I was in Baalbeck for about 3 hours and i walked around but could not find this Mosque. The maps were not helpful and the town deserted - with the few people around staring suspiciously. I wish i could have seen it as i had really wanted to see this place. So my advice - ask the tour guide at... More 

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