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Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, Damascus
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Visit Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum, the grave of the first sultan of Syria and Egypt. Prior to conflict, people from all around the country came here to honor the sultan. From the outside, the red dome makes this mausoleum recognizable. Inside you can see the coffin of famous warrior, where his body rests. The wooden sarcophagi has imposing carvings designed to highlight his fame. Next to it you can see a marble coffin, which German emperor Wilhelm II gifted in 1898. In the area, you can also visit local bazaars and a mosque. To visit Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum and other attractions in Damascus, use our Damascus itinerary planner.
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  • Trip was taken back in 1997!!! Awesome Historical venue! Suggestion: Have an open mind, inhale the beauty of Syria. Taste everything, then fall in love with everything. I was floored to see such histo...  more »
  • The building certainly is very nice, but if you know the man to whom this mausoleum belongs, you'll have a unique feeling while visiting the monument. 
  • When I came to Damascus, I really wanted to visit Salahdin's mausoleum. Many of the locals don't know that it is silently tucked next to the great Ummayah mosque. Upon entering the place, it was amazi...  more »
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  • Such a Noble figure. A very tranquil place.
  • Most definately worth the side trip from the nearby Umayyad Mosque. Splendid without being gaudy.
  • nice
  • Deep Respect from heart & with tear full eyes
  • the grave is placed in the backyard of Omayyad Mosque and never for sure in Amarah Jouanieh, it was visited by the King of Germany Gulium in 1906