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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  • June 24, 2017
    It is nice to have a great view of Damascus, it is the place to think if you like to go with your ideas about life and other stuff ,,, I enjoyed being here  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    By day it offers a great view of the city, but at night it changes everything! Born as neighborhood to accommodate the exiles of war became a point of reference for those who want to spend the evening with its countless locals who exploit the wonderful view that you can see from the photos. This monte alto 1200 m rises Northwest of Damascus and is a landmark of Damascus; It seems from this mountain Muhammad uttered his famous words. There you come by public transport it is necessary to agree with friends or without the price to get there by taxi.
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  • May 12, 2017
    Magnificent panorama of Damascus that at night that during the daytime. Now because of problems with electricity at night the city is not so filled with lights. For security reasons, the military are trying not to let anyone on the observation deck (suddenly anyone with mortar will break and palnet?). But you can say that you, for example, tourists from Russia and you are likely to be allowed. There is no public transport does not go before too. Only machine (taxi) with anticipation.
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