Bab Kisan (The Kisan Gate), Damascus

Bab Kisan (The Kisan Gate), Damascus (must see)

Bab Kisan is one of Damascus’ seven ancient city gates. Located in the southeastern part of historic district, it was named in memory of a slave who became famous during a conquest by the Caliph Mu'awiya. The wall was built during the Roman era and was dedicated to Saturn. This gate is famous for being the escape route of St. Paul. He was lowered from a window in the wall, into a basket, and with the help of his disciples, made his escape at night and fled toward Jerusalem. Today it is the location of the Chapel of St. Paul.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Bab Kisan (The Kisan Gate) on Map

Sight Name: Bab Kisan (The Kisan Gate)
Sight Location: Damascus, Syria (See walking tours in Damascus)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Damascus, Syria

Create Your Own Walk in Damascus

Create Your Own Walk in Damascus

Creating your own self-guided walk in Damascus is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Damascus Landmarks Tour

Old Damascus Landmarks Tour

Old Damascus has many precious historic landmarks that are full of mystery. The following self-guided tour will lead you to Damascus’ most amazing landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Damascus Introduction Walking Tour

Damascus Introduction Walking Tour

Damascus is the capital and currently the largest city of Syria, commonly referred to by the locals as “ash-Sham” and nicknamed “the City of Jasmine.” Today the city represents a blend of modern and ancient architecture, in which the latter is very carefully preserved and respected. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the key historic sights of centuries-old Damascus.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles