Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Al Qusa', Syria. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.All sightseeing tours in Al Qusa' Individual sights in Al Qusa'
Sight 1: Holy Cross
The Church of the Holy Cross is one of the famous churches in the city of Damascus, Syria.
Sight 2: Bab Touma
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.
Sight 3: Omayyad Mosque
The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the old city of Damascus, the capital of Syria, 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, whose martyrdom is frequently compared to that of John the Baptist and Jesus.
Sight 4: Jupiter Temple
The Temple of Jupiter in Damascus was built by the Romans, beginning during the rule of Augustus and completed during the rule of Constantius II.
Sight 5: Citadel of Damascus
The Citadel of Damascus is a large medieval fortified palace and citadel in Damascus, Syria. It is part of the Ancient City of Damascus, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Sight 6: Bab al-Faradis
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.
Sight 7: Bab Assalam
Bab al-Salam is one of the seven ancient city-gates of Damascus, Syria. During the Roman era, it was also known as "Gate of the Moon".
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