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

Here you can find interesting sights in Al Qusa', Syria. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Al Qusa', Syria.

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1. جامع وتكية المولوية

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جامع وتكية المولوية Aziz1005 (if self made) / Public domain

The sanctuary of the Moro people is the place where the Moro people used to shelter ascetic monks. Basically, Tokelau was founded by the Ottomans to take care of those who did not have a breadwinner, Those who have no income capacity, the infirm, the helpless elderly, the widows who cannot reach the land, and the poor, strangers and passers-by who cannot find shelter in the countries they pass through-especially if they intend to make a pilgrimage to Allah's holy house. With the spread of Molawia, some Takaiya became the residence of ascetic monks. Their time is devoted to worship and masculinity, which is often accompanied by mysterious waltzes and music. With the decline of schools in the Ottoman era, Takaya and Takaya made a comeback, and the number of Sufi and ascetic monks increased. Throughout the ages, it has been a refuge for the poor. After the First World War, Ataturk banned religions, including Moros, demolished many Moros, converted some of them into museums, and closed the rest.

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2. الجامع الأموي

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The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. Its religious importance stems from the eschatological reports concerning the mosque, and historic events associated with it. Christian and Muslim tradition alike consider it the burial place of John the Baptist's head, a tradition originating in the 6th century. Muslim tradition holds that the mosque will be the place Jesus will return before the End of Days. Two shrines inside the premises commemorate the Islamic prophet Muhammad's grandson Husayn ibn Ali.

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3. المتحف الوطني

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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.

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4. باب توما

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Bab Tuma is a borough 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.

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5. تمثال صلاح الدين الأيوبي

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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.

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6. جامع يلبغا‎

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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.

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7. باب الفراديس

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باب الفراديس Zozo2kx at English Wikipedia / Public domain

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.

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