Statue of Saladin, Damascus

Statue of Saladin, Damascus (must see)

The Statue of Saladin, a bronze statue depicting the Kurdish Ayyubid Sultan Saladin, is located in front of the Citadel of Damascus. Designed by Syrian sculptor Abdallah al-Sayed, it was unveiled by the late Syrian president Hafez Assad in 1993 to mark the 800th anniversary of Saladin's death. The statue, which graces the main plaza of the city, depicts Saladin in the same pose and the same dress as he appears in a number of 19th-century Western depictions of the Crusades. On each side of Saladin's horse stand two soldiers and a Sufi. Behind the horse, two crusaders, Guy of Lusignan and Raynald of Châtillon, kneel. According to the sculptor, Saladin appears not as an individual warrior but as a leader embodying a wave of popular feeling against the Franks.
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Sight Name: Statue of Saladin
Sight Location: Damascus, Syria (See walking tours in Damascus)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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 Landmarks Tour

Old Damascus Landmarks Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Bab Sharqi Street Walking Tour

Bab Sharqi Street Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Souq Medhat Pasha District Tour

Souq Medhat Pasha District Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Northwest Damascus Tour

Northwest Damascus Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Central Old Damascus Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles