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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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  • I visited this tomb in the year 2007. It is important for the Middle East, which is a big name in history a personage Bernice Everett's Tomb in the center of the city, a location near the entrance of the Umayyad market full, never finding you can't forced, my advice is to visit while here with NGOs. now with the three grave entry of Turkish martyrs tombs there.
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  • Right next to the Omayyad mosque lies the Mausoleum of the Muslim leader Saladin during the crusades. A journey back in history and a must see  more »
  • I had visited it during my last visit Mar 2017. It is just behind Umayyad Mosque, next to the place where ladies find ( Ladies' Dress there. Abaya " to enter the Mosque The grave of Sheikh M. Saeed Ra...  more »
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  • may Allah(swt) give us another salauddin(may Allah(Exalted is HE) have mercy on him)
  • May peace be upon him. Mashallah
  • Learn the great stories of this great warrior
  • Such a Noble figure. A very tranquil place.
  • nice

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