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The National Museum of Damascus

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Very nice garden and museum

I enjoyed the walk in the garden and loved the museum. If you're a history lover then it's a must... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Ahmed A
via mobile
See the "Cradle of Civilization".

I visited Syria in 2012 from 10 May - 22 August '12. Yes, indeed it was a very long visit. Yhe... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2013
Aziz I
Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

From its entrance related to the original facade of "Qaser el Kheir al Sharqi" till the amazing sinagoge inside of Doura Europous, it's amazing to discover this museum h Damascus !!! Remember that you are going to see here the first cuneiform alphabet of the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Being here is your chance to go back in time I enjoyed seeing the old stuff and learning about old times in Damascus You have to visit this when you are in Damascus

Thank George M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Although only the garden exhibition is accessible and also this part, besides the museum and its annexes, would urgently be in need of maintenance, I give here an 'Excellent' overall rating for this amazing Syrian historical heritage site, which is located about a kilometer north-east...More

2  Thank Martin Z
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the walk in the garden and loved the museum. If you're a history lover then it's a must visit for you.

Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed 18 June 2016

It appears that the museum proper has been closed for most of the past four years, but the garden surrounding it remains open with an entrance fee of 750 Syrian pounds. There are several archaeological bits and pieces dotted round the garden but sadly none...More

2  Thank Lissacaha
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I visited in summer 2010 and was very impressed with the collection in this museum. They really highlighted the different eras of history in Syria. It was very nice to see.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We travelled to Damscus during Christmas 2009. The National museum was definitely one of the highlights of the trip . Staff were extremely helpful especially one particular security personnel who showed us an unexhibited mosaic of Alexander the Great . There were a few un...More

Thank Wishdocbrian
Reviewed 4 January 2015

When I visited it in 2000, it was very interesting to discover so ancient pieces which remain parts of the human history. Syria was known as a country where people from different cultures and religions were used to leave together in peace. Hope this will...More

3  Thank 270GianlucaP
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Excellent museum with world class collection of sculpture and artifacts, the building is impressive as well specially the façade which was the gateway to Qasr al-Heer al-Gharbi

2  Thank WassimSyr
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I visited Syria in 2012 from 10 May - 22 August '12. Yes, indeed it was a very long visit. Yhe museum is located between Damarose and Four seasons hotel at Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria. Here you can sense the dawn of civilization....how it...More

7  Thank Aziz I
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