Swiss International Omayad

Address: 1 Brazil Avenue, Damascus, Syria | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 1 Brazil Avenue, Damascus, is near Apamea, Sayyida Ruqayya Mausoleum, Hejaz Railway, and Palmyra Museum.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Swiss International Omayad Damascus

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Damascus

    More Days in Damascus and the Umayyad Mosque

    A travel blog entry by kdwali on Apr 01, 2011

    49 photos

    ... compensating them with other religious locations, and commenced with the 7 year long construction of the mosque.

    It is now not only an active place of worship, it is a place for families to spend time, to eat and picnic, children to play, weary people to lay and sleep, tourists to wander and to generally relax and enjoy.

    Becoming a Syrian movie-star

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

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... to socialize in. That same afternoon I went into town with a few other people to walk around the old town, gaze at the Umayyad Mosque (apparently the biggest/most important in the world) and see some other nice sights.

    And then, the lovely unexpected happened... After having dinner, I sat down in the courtyard of the hostel, reading a book when a group of people gathered in the other corner. They told me that they were ...

    Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me? Damascus.

    A travel blog entry by nievesjordan on Feb 12, 2011

    1 comment, 64 photos

    ... Arabic and drink some tea. He said that he was going to marry in three months, and I asked for the name of the future bride. He hesitated and then confessed he really did not know. Looking at my perplexed reaction, he explained that his mother was in charge of all the arrangements. I just wish him the best.
    The photograph of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is everywhere .I asked people what they did think of him.Most of the opinions were favorable ...

    We eat, and sleep, in style in Damascus, Syria

    A travel blog entry by diannemurray on May 13, 2010

    1 comment, 87 photos

    ... minister Rafiq Hariri was blamed on Syria, and world pressure was placed on them. In the months after Syria’s withdrawal there was a spate of car bombs and targeted assassinations of anti-Syrian politicians and journalists.

    Syrian president Hafez-al-Assad died unexpectedly in 2000, and was replaced by his son Bashir. It was expected that he would have a more liberal governing style, but this has not happened. There is not much freedom of ...

    A Sojourn in Syria

    A travel blog entry by suesy6652 on Mar 16, 2010

    1 comment, 144 photos

    ... painted in emerald green and a mini minaret, around 6 feet high with an ornate copper roof, attached to the side of the upper story. Stopping to take a photo I was struck by the simplicity of this little mosque, as behind it loomed the imposing minaret of the massive Umayyed Mosque, the mother of all mosques to be found just around the corner.

    On our last visit we’d wandered gazed at the monolith, that is Ummayad mosque, built on the ...