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Address: Old Town, Omayyad Mosque | North Wall, Damascus, Syria

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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 can even see roman and greek columns from civilizations ago outside the mausoleum which make... More 

1 Thank Saba A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 almost a thousand years ago?

Thank Khaled A
Damascus, Syria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 separate crashes. Totally worth a visit while in Damascus. The ticket for entrance is less... More 

Thank Khanalam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

The place consists of two parts,inside ,out side. In side the tomb of Sakhalin elddien. Out side Mr.shahbander,sheikh bouty,and two Syrians pilots.

Thank habibsyria
Flensburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Small but atmospheric mausoleum next to the Omayyad Mosque. Built in the 12th century, restored in the 19th. The (older looking) coffin holds the actual body, the marble tomb was a gift from a visiting German emperor.

1 Thank gammeldansk80
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

This is the first building we visited in the Old City before entering the Omayyad Mosque. Was interesting seeing 2 sarcophagi with one donated by Emperor Wilhelm II but not used. One was wooden and the other marble. The original older one was preferred but kept both in Mausoleum, side by side. I visited here in April, 2011 just as... More 

2 Thank joydeM
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

Well, everybody to see who wre living and running the land long time ago,,,a big man who run all...respected to him again...

Thank FatihErmihan

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