Hammam az-Zahariyya, next to the madrassa of the same name, just north of Umayyad Mosque, has been in use since the 12th century. It's...
Mausoleum of Saladin
In the small archaeological garden that lies along the north wall of the Umayyad Mosque are a few columns dating back to the original...
Western Temple Gate
At its eastern end, Souq al-Hamidiyya re-emerges back into glaring sunlight at the spot where the Western Temple Gate of the 3rd-century...
This place is popular with locals as much as tourists – Arab families pack the place over summer. Look for the sign ‘Rest. Al Ezz Al...
Madrassa az-Zahiriyya information
Northwest of Saladin’s mausoleum is the restored 13th-century madrassa, within which is buried Sultan Beybars – another Islamic warrior hero, this time of the Mamluk dynasty. It was Beybars who won several decisive victories over the Crusaders, driving them from the region.