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Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), Damascus

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Climb Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) to see the city of Damascus as if it were in the palm of your hand. The mountain that overlooks the city represents a site connected to numerous legends, both Christian and Islamic. You can visit the cave said to mark the spot where Adam lived and Jesus prayed, as well as where Cain killed his brother, Abel. According to Islamic belief, some prophets also hid in the same place, eventually dying from hunger. Today, the mountain stands out as a favorite tourist attraction, with numerous restaurants and cafes at different altitudes where, while having a delicious meal, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city beneath you. Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Damascus Edition.
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  • Fantastic mountain which looks towards the Syrian aalaasamh place with a beautiful view vitiated these days outage for many living in the Syrian capital of Damascus when it requires one summer evenings and be fully lit capital landscape so beautiful tourist experience if comprehensive electricity to DC at night
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  • Beautiful views of the city. Is near the Center, deserves the penalty take a taxi and go to the viewpoint to take photos. It is clear as the great mosque is. I'm not saying that it is obligatory to go, but for me, if there is a chance des see a bird's eye view city, never let the opportunity pass. I was in 2012, not be how it is now after the war. I hope that La Paz reaches soon to Syria.
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  • It is not bad to go to this place to have a wide view of damascus. I went there befire this war .but I did not like this city.  more »