6 Sights in Al Qusa' Neighborhood, Syria (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Al Qusa' Neighborhood, Syria. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Al Qusa' Neighborhood, Syria.

List of cities in Syria Sightseeing Tours in Al Qusa' Neighborhood

1. Wtkya Al Molaoya Mosque

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The Mevlevi Tekke is a place used by the Mevlevis as a refuge for the dervishes, i.e. the Mevlevi devotees. Basically, Tekaya was created by the Ottomans to care for the unbreadwed, the infirm, the helpless, the widows of women who cannot be beaten in the ground, as well as the poor, strangers and passers-by who have no shelter in the country they are passing through – especially if they are going to pilgrimage. When Mevlevi spread, some takaya became the place where the dervishes lived. They spend their time in worship, and in remembrance, which was often accompanied by Sufi circular dancing and music. With the decay of schools in the Ottoman era, zawiyas and takaya flourished, and the number of Sufis and dervishes increased. It has become a refuge for the poor through the ages. After World War I, Ataturk banned religions, including Mevlevism, demolishing many takayas, turning some into museums and closing the rest.

Wikipedia: التكية المولوية (AR)

2. National Museum in Damascus

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The National Museum of Damascus is a museum in the heart of Damascus, Syria. As the country's national museum as well as its largest, this museum covers the entire range of Syrian history over a span of over 11 millennia. It displays various important artifacts, relics and major finds most notably from Mari, Ebla and Ugarit, three of Syria's most important ancient archaeological sites. Established in 1919, during King Faisal's Arab Kingdom of Syria, the museum is the oldest cultural heritage institution in Syria.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Damascus (EN)

3. Bab Touma

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Bab Tuma is an area of the Old City of Damascus in Syria, and is also the name of one of the seven gates inside the historical walls of the city, which is a geographic landmark of Early Christianity. The gate was named by the Byzantines to commemorate Saint Thomas the Apostle, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. The Romans first built the seven gates, and during their era, the gate was dedicated to Venus. The current gate was reconstructed by the Ayyubids in the 13th century.

Wikipedia: Bab Tuma (EN)

4. Statue of Saladin

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The Statue of Saladin is an oversize equestrian bronze statue depicting the Ayyubid Sultan Saladin located in front of the 11th century Citadel of Damascus, in the Ancient City of Damascus in Damascus, Syria. The statue was designed by Syrian sculptor Abdallah al-Sayed. It was unveiled by the then Syrian president Hafez Assad in 1993, marking the 800th anniversary of Saladin's death.

Wikipedia: Statue of Saladin (EN)

5. Yalbugha Mosque

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The Yalbugha Mosque was a 13th-century mosque on the Barada river in Damascus, Syria. It was built by the Mamluks in 1264 or by Yalbughā al-Yahyāwī in 1346–47. During the reign of Ibrahim Pasha (1832–1840) it was converted to use as a biscuit factory. It was demolished in 1974 to make way for a redevelopment. A modern mosque completed on 27 October 2014 stands on the site.

Wikipedia: Yalbugha Mosque (EN)

6. Bab al-Faradis

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Bab al-Faradis or Bab al-Amara is one of the seven ancient city-gates of Damascus, Syria. The other name, Bab Al-Amara, refers to a name of a district in the old city where people in the 14th century would meet. During the Roman era, the gate was dedicated to Mercury.

Wikipedia: Bab al-Faradis (EN)

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