We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
TRAVEL ALERT: SECURITY CONCERNS More info
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Old Town, Omayyad Mosque | North Wall, Damascus, Syria

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Awesome Historical venue

Trip was taken back in 1997!!! Awesome Historical venue! Suggestion: Have an open mind, inhale the beauty of Syria. Taste everything, then fall in love with everything. I was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 23, 2016
Lisa Leia G
,
San Antonio, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 11: English reviews
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Trip was taken back in 1997!!! Awesome Historical venue! Suggestion: Have an open mind, inhale the beauty of Syria. Taste everything, then fall in love with everything. I was floored to see such historical beauty!

Helpful?
Thank Lisa Leia G
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The building certainly is very nice, but if you know the man to whom this mausoleum belongs, you'll have a unique feeling while visiting the monument.

Helpful?
1 Thank frerah
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Level Contributor
69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

When I came to Damascus, I really wanted to visit Salahdin's mausoleum. Many of the locals don't know that it is silently tucked next to the great Ummayah mosque. Upon entering the place, it was amazing. The way it has been preserved is exceptional. One can even see roman and greek columns from civilizations ago outside the mausoleum which make... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Saba A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

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?

Helpful?
Thank Khaled A
Damascus, Syria
Level Contributor
399 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Islamabad, Pakistan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Khanalam
damas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank habibsyria
Flensburg, Germany
Level Contributor
132 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank gammeldansk80
Wollongong, Australia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank joydeM
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
132 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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...

Helpful?
Thank FatihErmihan

Travelers who viewed Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum also viewed

 

Been to Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saladin (Selahedin) Mausoleum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?