6 Sights in Al-Malki Neighborhood, Syria (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Al-Malki 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-Malki Neighborhood, Syria.List of cities in Syria Sightseeing Tours in Al-Malki Neighborhood
1. Wtkya Al Molaoya Mosque
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.
2. National Museum in Damascus
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.
3. Statue of Saladin
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.
4. Yalbugha Mosque
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.
5. التكية السليمانية
The Sulaymaniyya Takiyya is a takiyya in Damascus, Syria, located on the right bank of the Barada River. Commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Süleyman I, the western building of the complex was built, following the plans of Mimar Sinan, between 1554 and 1559. Another building was added eastwards from it in 1566 to be used as a madrasa.
6. The Damascus Sword
The Damascene Sword Monument, one of the most famous landmarks of Damascus, is located within the Umayyad Square, and is considered one of the symbols of the city, the logo of the former Syrian television, and the Damascus International Fair.
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