Talisman Hotel

116 Tal Elhijara Str., Damascus, Syria | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Damascus

Surviving Syria

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... I decided to move on to Damascus despite the warnings.

On my last night in Aleppo after yet another tour around the old citadel, I was confronted by a group of angry people waving rifles alongside armed soldiers. In total, there were about fifty people. I crossed the street, fearing that this could get ugly. It wasn't until I looked back that I noticed that the soldiers were in period costume and there were other people dressed in Bedouin robes. It was a ...

The Road to Damascus

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... Umayyad mosque,built in 706 AD on top of a Byzantine cathedral which had previously been built over a temple of Jupiter. The food here was more varied as well. While maneuvering through the souq we stopped to enjoy some delicious Damascus ice cream at Bakdash, which has served ice cream here since 1890, and a cinnamon waffle dipped in hot chocolate. We also met a guy named Denny who had lived ...

Back in Syria

A travel blog entry by passier

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... Chris and Karel

Edit: Today we did the sightseeing, Damascus is a really nice city. We only where in the old part of Damascus so everything was quite old and all. At 5pm i`m going to call Steffie so hope she is home and Karel will try to phone home at 6pm. we have been shooting some pictures so hope you like them.

Greetings, Chris and Karel
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Mosque and Churches

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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... men may not wear shorts. Next door is Saladin's tomb.

The mosque has a large courtyard, where you can see the mosaic on the entrance wall. Inside there were large groups of people on tours, many from Iran as the mosque is a pilgrimage site for Shiite Muslims. There is a tomb allegedly holding John the Baptist's head. Shiite women would go up and kiss the outer enclosure of the tomb.
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96.2% of the moon visible

A travel blog entry by partnersincrime

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... of age) so we paid adult entrance, went into the garden and headed straight for the garden cafe, and had a coffee and tea-don't forget, we had been up since before 7am, it was now 1030am and this was by far the earliest we had been up since Stampede time. After some time of "waking up", we headed in and saw lots of old art from the Ugarit, Ottoman and Roman empires-old arabic and islamic art, pottery, ceramics and wood work; swords, coins, jewelry, ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 116 Tal Elhijara Str., Damascus, is near The National Museum of Damascus, Apamea, Palmyra Museum, and St Ananias Chapel.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding