Hotel Al Diwan

Address: Salhija Square, Damascus, Syria | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on Salhija Square, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    More Days in Damascus and the Umayyad Mosque

    A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 01, 2011

    49 photos

    ... 400AD, the pagan temple was torn down and the building was converted to the Cathedral of John the Baptist. The arrival of the Arabs around 600AD yielded no change, allowing the Christians to continue with their worship. Around 700AD and with the Arab population expanding, the Caliph Al-Walid negotiated with the Christian community ...

    Becoming a Syrian movie-star

    A travel blog entry by reinder.prins on Feb 26, 2011

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... t but have a dutch passport, he simply told me to pay $34 (I did get an official looking receipt) and stamped my passport. Job done, new record time of 8 minutes according to the driver.

    The drive itself was pretty nice but uneventful except for when we got into Damascus, where the usual mayhem of touts broke loose immediately. In Damascus I found a nice hotel/hostel with loads of fellow travelers, Al Rabie, which has a ...

    Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

    A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

    1 comment, 64 photos

    ... baptized Saul.The Chuch is five meters below ground level and consists of two rooms with stone walls an altar and some icons. It is very simple but often simplicity has powerful meaning.
    I saw in many of the walls notices announcing the deaths of people (this made think of Spain where we do the same in small towns ).
    I found the people of Damascus extremely friendly. At the end of the day I used to stop at the shop of a young man,where I would ...

    Eid al Adha

    A travel blog entry by jmckerricher on Nov 27, 2010

    1 comment, 2 photos

    I walk down the short hallway leading to the front door, pull the latch, swing the sturdy door open, duck under the low archway and step into the narrow alley that connects my house to the main street. I walk a few steps down the alley and hang a left past the local convenience store. I greet the vendors, who return my greeting with a hand over the heart and a warm 'salam'. Two kids chasing each-other with sticks rush past me as I walk under an archway connected to a small mosque. ...

    Shopping and Scrabble with the family.

    A travel blog entry by partnersincrime on Aug 10, 2010

    5 photos

    ... than the new, brightly coloured one. Such different commercial logic than at home. Of course, when I asked why the old one was more expensive than the new one, no straight answer was offered. We wandered into the Christian quarter and decided to get a bite to eat. So of course, we end up in a bar (?), order some fresh lemonade and pop and a fatoush salad that was exorbinately overpriced, took ...

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