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: 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 6: 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".
Sight 7: Bab Al Faraj
Faraj Gate, a gate of Damascus in the Islamic era, is located on the north side of the city wall west of Faradis Gate and was opened by Nuriddin Shahid for immigrants in the 6th century. It was a double door, and nearby there was a door called the Building Gate, which opened at the building of the castle and was then blocked.
Sight 8: 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 9: 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.
Sight 10: Darwish Pasha Mosque
Darwish Pasha Mosque or Darwish Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located on the straight Damascus Street.
Sight 11: نصب ساحة المرجة
Marjeh Square, an ancient square in the middle of the city of Damascus in Syria, was established in 1907 known as the Marjeh Square Monument and placed in the center of the square or the green meadow as it was previously called.
Sight 12: 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.
Sight 13: 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.
Sight 14: 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.
Sight 15: Sebki Park
Sobki Park, is a public park in the city of Damascus, located in the Shaalan area, the middle of a number of high-end neighborhoods in the city, are Aburmana and Al-Rawda, and it is close to the vital areas in the city, surrounded by a number of schools and a 15-minute walk from the President Bridge.
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