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Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum

Old Town, Omayyad Mosque | North Wall, Damascus, Syria
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Saladin's Mausoleum in Damascus

An important destination during my stay in Damascus was Saladin’s mausoleum, a building that housed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ivandevargas
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Madrid, Spain
Well Worth A Visit

Right next to the Omayyad mosque lies the Mausoleum of the Muslim leader Saladin during the... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Damien S
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Old Town, Omayyad Mosque | North Wall, Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An important destination during my stay in Damascus was Saladin’s mausoleum, a building that housed both the Ottoman marble shrine and the wooden medieval coffin associated with the sultan’s burial. The construction of the tomb is typically Damascene.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Right next to the Omayyad mosque lies the Mausoleum of the Muslim leader Saladin during the crusades. A journey back in history and a must see

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I had visited it during my last visit Mar 2017. It is just behind Umayyad Mosque, next to the place where ladies find ( Ladies' Dress there. Abaya " to enter the Mosque The grave of Sheikh M. Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti is next to...More

Thank Mazen k
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Having the tombs of Saladin and Sheikh Saied El Bouti in the same place gave the place an even added value. It is so peaceful and quiet there away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Thank Heyam0
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is not the most fascinating of sights but it's worth going to see if you happen to be in the vicinity.

Thank Lissacaha
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The building certainly is very nice, but if you know the man to whom this mausoleum belongs, you'll have a unique feeling while visiting the monument.

1  Thank frerah
Reviewed 2 August 2016

When I came to Damascus, I really wanted to visit Salahdin's mausoleum. Many of the locals don't know that it is silently tucked next to the great Ummayah mosque. Upon entering the place, it was amazing. The way it has been preserved is exceptional. One...More

1  Thank Saba A
Reviewed 10 January 2016

If you have read all of the old Arab and Crusader romances' about Saladin et al, you will find standing at the modest tomb of Saladin an incredible experience. Can this really be the resting place of the greatest man who lived in the world...More

Thank Khaled A
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The Saladin Mausoleum located a short walk from the Omayyad Mosque is a must see while sightseeing in the Old Town of Damascus. Amazing to see it is still well maintained during the current Civil War.

Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Reviewed 2 November 2014

The mausoleum itself is not extravagant or mind blowing, however, if you know the history of Salah Al-din as a fighter and leader, standing next to the grave is quite an experience. Next to mausoleum are graves of first muslim turk pilots who died in...More

Thank Khanalam
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