The National Museum of Damascus, Damascus

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Learn about the history, development, and culture of the country at The National Museum of Damascus. Right next to the city’s university and a grand mosque, the museum offers an insight into the past, from the beginning of civilization in the East to the most recent history. As you enter, you’ll see a grand decorated doorway leading to the first exhibition room, where you can admire numerous displays, paintings, statues, and other artifacts. Proceed to the large garden, which exhibits statues from the Roman period, and don’t miss the underground burial chambers. See The National Museum of Damascus and all Damascus has to offer by arranging your trip with our Damascus itinerary maker.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The National Museum in Damascus of hospitable visit in the Syrian capital. Located near the Syrian President in downtown is full of wonderful artifacts and extensive garden space into dazzling 7500 m² where luxury conditioned cafeteria to sit and enjoy views of the garden high end treatment by Museum staff polite and sophisticated place suitable for family visits
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  • June 10, 2017
    Being here is your chance to go back in time I enjoyed seeing the old stuff and learning about old times in Damascus You have to visit this when you are in Damascus  more »
  • May 1, 2017
    Although only the garden exhibition is accessible and also this part, besides the museum and its annexes, would urgently be in need of maintenance, I give here an 'Excellent' overall rating for this a...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Fantastic museum. Some pieces are 7000 Years old.
  • April 24, 2017
    A lot of history and beauty in one charming place
  • October 18, 2016
    A tourist, or a local resident, you should never miss it !
  • December 8, 2016
    I miss this place 😘
  • September 16, 2015
    Great museum. . beautiful place

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