You have to glance up to see Al-Muallaq Mosque, a small and unusual 14th-century mosque on the 2nd floor of a building. Located just...
madrassas of Al-Machhad and Al-Shamsiyat
From the top of the citadel, walk down the set of steps directly in front of you. When you reach the street to the street, turn left...
Attached to the east side of the Great Mosque is Madrassa al-Qartawiyya, which was built by a Mamluk governor of the same name in the...
Hammam al-Jadid information
Lonely Planet review
While certainly not new - Hammam al-Jadid was built around 1740 - it was in use until the 1970s and is the city's best-preserved and largest hammam (with the exception of the still-functioning Hammam al-Abd). It was donated as a gift to the city by As'ad Pasha al-Azem, governor of Damascus, and no expense was spared in its construction. Draped over the portal is a representation of a 14-link chain carved from a single block of stone.
A huge, glass-pierced dome dominates the main chamber and brings a dim light to the pool and fountain below. The floor and fountain are laid with slabs of marble in contrasting colours. Several smaller chambers, also with glass-pierced domes, lead off the main room.