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Address: Old Town, Omayyad Mosque | North Wall, Damascus, Syria
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If you have read all of the old Arab and Crusader romances' about Saladin et al, you will find standing at the modest tomb of Saladin an incredible experience. Can this really be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have read all of the old Arab and Crusader romances' about Saladin et al, you will find standing at the modest tomb of Saladin an incredible experience. Can this really be the resting place of the greatest man who lived in the world almost a thousand years ago?

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Damascus, Syria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Saladin Mausoleum located a short walk from the Omayyad Mosque is a must see while sightseeing in the Old Town of Damascus. Amazing to see it is still well maintained during the current Civil War.

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Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The mausoleum itself is not extravagant or mind blowing, however, if you know the history of Salah Al-din as a fighter and leader, standing next to the grave is quite an experience. Next to mausoleum are graves of first muslim turk pilots who died in separate crashes. Totally worth a visit while in Damascus. The ticket for entrance is less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The place consists of two parts,inside ,out side. In side the tomb of Sakhalin elddien. Out side Mr.shahbander,sheikh bouty,and two Syrians pilots.

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Flensburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Small but atmospheric mausoleum next to the Omayyad Mosque. Built in the 12th century, restored in the 19th. The (older looking) coffin holds the actual body, the marble tomb was a gift from a visiting German emperor.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This is the first building we visited in the Old City before entering the Omayyad Mosque. Was interesting seeing 2 sarcophagi with one donated by Emperor Wilhelm II but not used. One was wooden and the other marble. The original older one was preferred but kept both in Mausoleum, side by side. I visited here in April, 2011 just as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Well, everybody to see who wre living and running the land long time ago,,,a big man who run all...respected to him again...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

Situated adjacent to the Umayyad Mosque, the Mausoleum is recognisable by it's distinctive red dome. The interior is unpretentious and dignified - perfectly appropriate for this man I have learnt so much about. Born in Tikrit in 1137 Saladin (also known as Salah ad-Din Yusuf) joined the Military aged 15 and eventually established himself as a prominent Military leader and... More 

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