Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Old town of Damascus, (Syrian Ministry of Tourism)
View photos from OUR PLACE the World Heritage collection

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 86 ha
- Buffer zone: 43 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 36,306°
Latitude: 33,511°

About

Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In the Middle Ages, it was the centre of a flourishing craft industry, specializing in swords and lace. The city has some 125 monuments from different periods of its history – one of the most spectacular is the 8th-century Great Mosque of the Umayyads, built on the site of an Assyrian sanctuary.


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Hotels and places to stay

SEMIRAMIS

Address
Distance: 0,7 mi
VICTORIA BRIDGE
303 01 Damaskus
Syria

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


FOUR SEASONS DAMASCUS

Address
Distance: 0,9 mi
SHUKRI AL QUATLI STREET P
Damaskus
Syria

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


QUEEN CENTRE ARJAAN BY ROTANA

Address
Distance: 3,6 mi
OLD AIRPORT STREET MAZZEH QUEEN CENTER BUILDING
000 Damaskus
Syria

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from the area

تلج بالشام - Snow in Damascus

Published: November 25, 2014
Length: 39:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: أحمد أبو الخير

لقطات من استقبال دمشق للعاصفة أليكسا بتاريخ 13-12-2013.

أغنية نادي الوحدة الدمشقي (جوا الشام) Alwahdeh Club , Damascus Syria

Published: August 19, 2012
Length: 43:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Housena Syria

تأسس سنة : 1928 كل نادي الوحدة الملقب ( بالبرتقالة الدمشقية ) ركيزة أساسية من ركائز رياضة العاصمة خاصة والرياضة...

Umayyaden Moschee Damaskus

Published: March 14, 2012
Length: 28:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 19astrid57

Rundgang durch die Umayyadenmoschee in Damaskus.

al athan in Umayyad Mosque throw 100 years_أذان الجامع الأموي دمشق خلال 100 عام

Published: March 05, 2014
Length: 18:26 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sono Souna

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