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Damascus Map, Syria

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Damascus Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Damascus with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Damascus useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Damascus!

Damascus History

In the 11th century, with the arrival of the Seljuk Turks, Damascus became a capital once again. Saladin, the ruler of Egypt, took over Damascus after being momentarily held by the Crusaders. After his death, a short-lived rule by the Ayyubids was abruptly halted with Mamluks invasion of Syria.   read more

Damascus Sightseeing

One of their popular tourist destinations is the Ummayad mosque. This architectural wonder has seen numerous historical occurrences happening in front of it having been once a Greek and Roman temple, then a mosque and a church at the same time, and as of late, just simply a mosque. Evidences of the great history of the city can be found inside the mosque via the Greek carvings and some Christian drawings on its walls.... read more

Damascus Nightlife

In the District of Abu Rommeneh, several European coffee choices can also be found. For the more adventurous food enthusiasts, there are several possibilities in the various streets of Damascus. Just south of the old city, you can find the restaurant called Midan, known for serving the best Damascene cuisine. If you are not satisfied, you can try some other dishes including the falafel, the manakeesh, the camel kebab... read more

Damascus Travel Guide

While the arrival of the Aramaeans, (who were essentially Semitic nomads from Mesopotamia) introduced the people of Damascus to a proper water distribution system, teaching them the importance of constructing canals and tunnels, it was only the later Romans followed by the Umayyads who perfected this part of the water system that still exists in the old city today. read more

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