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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  • Stunning views over Damascus, especially evening! Sea of lights, warm happy))) is a city with an amazing atmosphere! Is required to attend all! Once it was full of cafes, now I do not know, most likely there is no access, in connection with a strategic location.
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  • It is a very nice initiative of a group of young artists. They colored the stairs in the immigrants neighborhood and called it stairs of hope. It also has a nice view of the city.  more »
  • 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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  • One of the most beautiful locations in the world, it is a part of what describes beautiful Damascus.
  • So nice place Ghasson mountain . I had been there in september 2008
  • It must be nice to be able to write such banal comments about the wonderful scenery and views of this great historical and now broken and devastated city...wow I am left speechless never forget the People of Jobar and the victims of the many chemical weapons attacks
  • You can see the entire city from its top and you can see it from any point in the city
  • Amazing scene of Damascus from this mountain.
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