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. To visit Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) and other attractions in Damascus, use our Damascus online trip planner .
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  • An amazing daytime view of the entire city of Damascus... night, simply spectacular. Unfortunately for the war is forbidden access to the highest, although you can reach certain level.
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  • 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 »
  • 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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