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Places To Visit in Damascus - Syria

Azem Palace - Damascus

Azem Palace

This Palace was built in the 1740s by the Governor of Syria, Asad Pasha Al Azem. It incorporates the traditional architectural styles visible around the city of Damascus- that of striped stonework- alternately layered limestone and black asphalt. The interior is much more extravagant. The ceilings...

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Chapel of Ananias  - Damascus

Chapel of Ananias

Within the Old City are the Muslim, Jewish and Christian quarters. Within the Christian quarter is this small chapel which is located inside a cellar of an old house that belonged to Ananias, dating back to early Christianity.   Timings: Daily; all day
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Jebel Qassioun - Damascus

Jebel Qassioun

This is a mass of bare rock. What is exciting is the myth surrounding it, which claims that the Holy Prophet Mohammad stood on it likening Damascus to Paradise. Tourists should visit this mount at dusk when the city below lights up giving a stunning view.

Timings: Daily, throughout...

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Khan Asad Pasha - Damascus

Khan Asad Pasha

Commissioned by Asad Pasha in the 1750s, this cathedral is a truly magnificent piece of architecture. It comprises of eight domes and a round aperture with gigantic piers and arches. This spacious area is also well illuminated with natural light.
Timings: Saturday- Thursday 8 A.M- 2 P.M...

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Mausoleum of Saladin - Damascus

Mausoleum of Saladin

Saladin was a famous Sultan, most renowned for his role as leader of the Muslims during the bloody Crusades. He died in 1193 and his mausoleum is a low rise white building with a red dome. Contained within it is a walnut wood cenotaph containing Saladin’s body carved with intricate motifs...

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National Museum - Damascus

National Museum

This is an extremely remarkable museum and a must stop for any visitor to Damascus. It is a good course in the colorful history and culture of the city. The exhibits are fascinating and labeled in English and Arabic. The museum is divided into categories corresponding to the three eras in Syrian...

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Old City Gates  - Damascus

Old City Gates

The Old City had thirteen entrances and, therefore, gates. These were built for the purpose of protection by the Romans and were often destroyed and later rebuilt. Only one of these gates dating back to the Roman era remains; it is known as the Bab-ash-Sharqi. Other gates built at later stages...

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Omayyad Mosque - Damascus

Omayyad Mosque

This is arguably Damascus’s most popular architectural attraction. It is a significant and sacred religious site for Muslims all over the globe. There are a number of stories and beliefs surrounding this architectural masterpiece. This mosque is magnificent from the limestone floors, to the gold...

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