National Museum of Damascus, Damascus

National Museum of Damascus, Damascus (must see)

The National Museum of Damascus is a large museum in the heart of Damascus. It was founded in 1919 at Madrasseh al Adiliyeh. The current building was constructed in 1936, with wings being added in 1956 and 1975.

The exhibits are organised into 5 wings: Prehistoric Age (Remains and skeletons from different Stone-Age periods); Ancient Syria (Many Exhibits from ancient sites such as Ebla. The most important of these is the world's first Alphabet); Classical Age (This wing contains Roman, Greek and Byzantine exhibits. It includes many rare statues, as well as stone and marble sarcophagi. It also includes a jewellery section, and many other exhibits which may not be found in any other part of the world); Islamic Age (The facade of an Islamic palace has been moved and reconstructed as the museum's main entrance. Some of the contents of the palace are also located in the museum, including carvings.

It also contains many exhibits made of glass and metal, as well as coins, from different periods of Islamic History. There are also scriptures from the Ummayad era to the Ottomans.
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National Museum of Damascus on Map

Sight Name: National Museum of Damascus
Sight Location: Damascus, Syria (See walking tours in Damascus)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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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 Cultural Venues

Old Damascus Cultural Venues

Damascus is home to numerous cultural venues, including the outstanding Maktab Amber Museum, the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions, the historic Shukri al-Quwatli House, Madrassa az-Zahariyya and the informative Nordin Old Hospital Museum. Take the following tour to visit the most fascinating cultural venues in Damascus!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Central Old Damascus Tour

Central Old Damascus Tour

Central Old Damascus is a wonderful area to discover Syria’s rich culture and history. A walk down its mysterious old streets will take you into the city’s past. Follow this self-guided tour to discover the center of Old Damascus!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 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
Bab Sharqi Street Walking Tour

Bab Sharqi Street Walking Tour

Bab Sharqi Street, or Street Called Straight, is one of the main roads in Old Damascus and home to several interesting attractions. Here you will find the historic Eastern Gate, the magnificent Roman Arch, amazing local shops and various churches. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the great attractions listed in this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
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
Umayyad Mosque Area Tour

Umayyad Mosque Area Tour

Old Damascus is a fabulous area where you will find a number of amazing attractions. The prominent Umayyad Mosque is a Damascene jewel and part of a fascinating area. Follow the next tour to discover the best attractions in the Umayyad Mosque area!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles