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Damascus :

Damascus is the Capital of Syria.  Many different civilizations have left traces in this ancient city. The Omayyad Mosque, the largest in the world, famous for its golden mosaics and the head of John the Baptist it contains.

The Azem Palace  is one of the most charming and luxurious  residences in the Orient.

The  old  souks ,  Saladin’s Tomb  and  the  National Museum  are  a must  for  anyone  who visits Damascus.

Christians History finds its beginnings in Damascus.

Saul of Tarsus (St. Paul)  found the revelation on his way to Damascus , while going to  arrest  the Christians.  He met  St. Ananias  there and preached the word of Christ with him.

Damascus benefits from great possibilities when it comes to congress centers and  communication  equipment ,  which  makes it  an excellent  place  for conventions and congresses


SALAHEDDINE TOMBS : The tomb is next door to the north gate of the Omayyad Mosque. It was originally part of al-Azizieh School built by Othman, Saladin's son,  in the twelfth century.  The whole interior is decorated with polychrome marble mosaics. Next to the tomb stands a typical Mamluk edifice, the Jumaqjieh School ,  built in the twelfth century. The interior is ...
OMAYYAD MOSQUE : This Great  Mosque  stands  at the heart  of the  Old city at the  end of  Souq al-Hamidiyeh.  It was built by the Omayyad Caliph al-Walid ibn Abdul Malek in 705 A.D. when Damascus was the capital of the Arab Islamic Empire. A prominent feature of it are the three minarets built in different styles; the upper parts  of which ...
AZEM PALACE : This also stands at the heart of the Old City,  on the southern side of the Omayyad Mosque, and very close to it.  It is an  astonishing example of a Damascene house, where the simple, almost primitive, exterior contrasts rather sharply with the beauty and sophistication of the interior. Here one finds a sense of space, a wealth of polychrome ...
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