The Syria of today offers tourists as much a cultural experience as a sightseeing one, where ancient history provides a fascinating backdrop to everyday life on the streets                          


Syrian Provinces History

Words and Pictures

تاريخ المدن السورية

كلمات و صور



An alley in old Damasucs

A view from the courtyard of the Omayyad Mosque


Al-'Arous (the bride) Minaret,
the oldest minaret of the Mosque

Al-Nisr (Eagle) Dome in the Omayyad Mosque


The Eastern Minaret of the Omayyad Mosque
 viewed from Souk al-Hamidiyeh.

Issa (Jesus) Minaret of the Omayyad Mosque
 viewed from Al-Azem Palace


Souk al-Hamidiyeh, the most famous souk of Damascus

Souk al-Hamidieh by night with shops closed


Inside the Shrine of Sitt Raqiyah

Modern Damascus: Youssef al-Azmah Square


Issa Minaret viewed from Al-Nofara Alley

The Omayyad Mosque:
 Al-Khaznah (treasury) Dome and Al-'Arous Minaret


Al-Arous Minaret

Inside the courtyard of the Omayyad Mosque


A statue of Saladin
 stands at the enterance of the Citadel of Damascus

A steet Market in the old city


Modren Damascus: Tishreen Park

Al-Zeitoun (olive) Church


Chapel of Ananias

Bab Kisan and St. Paul's Church


Mount Qassyoun and Abu Rummaneh Street

Al-Tekiyeh Al-Sulaymaniyeh Mosque


Damascus University: Rida Said Conference Center

Hadiqat al Ummah (Nation's Park)

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