The Great Mosque

Many residents gather for prayer five times a day at the As-Salt Great Mosque. The original building, constructed in the 14th century, was the oldest mosque in As-Salt.It was made of mud and straw.

The Ottomans rebuilt it in the 1860s and then in 2007, what remained of the Ottoman structure was renovated and expanded into the new mosque you see today, which reflects a mix of modern and traditional architecture. As a town that appreciates interfaith coexistence, the stairs of the mosque lead to the church of the Good Shepherd. From the mosque’s glorious minaret, you can hear the soothing call to prayer resonate across the city.

The Great Mosque

  • Price: Free admission

  • Opening hours: Open at all times

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