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 representative of the Ayubbid Era.  Also contained within, is a marble tomb gifted by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany who visited Damascus at the turn of the 20th century and financed the restoration of the Mausoleum.

Timings: Daily; 9 A.M- 5 P.M (Closed Fridays from 12 30- 2 30 P.M)
Admission: Included in cost of ticket to Omayyad Mosque
Address: Old City
Tel: none

More Places-To-Visit in Damascus
Azem Palace
Chapel of Ananias
Jebel Qassioun
Khan Asad Pasha
Mausoleum of Saladin
National Museum