Articles in Syria ( 375 )

375 Articles of interest in Syria

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  • Nur al-Din Bimaristan

    Nur al-Din Bimaristan (Arabic: البيمارستان النوري‎) is a large medieval bimaristan ("hospital") in Damascus, Syria. It is located in the al-Hariqa quarter in the old walled city, to the southwest of the Umayyad Mosque. It was built and named after t…

  • Madaya, Syria

    Madaya (Arabic: مضايا‎) is a small mountainous town in Syria, located at an altitude of 1,400 meters. It is a well known holiday resort. It is located about 40 km northwest of Damascus in the Rif Dimashq Governorate and is home to Lake Barada. Maday…

  • Fiq, Syria

    Fiq (Arabic: فيق‎) is a former Syrian town administratively belonging to Al Quneitra Governorate, located in the Golan Heights.

  • Bloudan

    Bloudan (Arabic: بلودان‎) is a Syrian village located 51 kilometers north-west of Damascus, in the Rif Dimashq Governorate; it has an altitude of about 1500 meters.

  • Bab Sharqi

    Bab Sharqi (Arabic: باب شرقي‎; "The Eastern Gate"), also known as the Gate of the Sun, is one of the eight ancient city gates of Damascus, Syria, and the only original Roman gate still standing. Its modern name comes from its location in the eastern…

  • Al-Zahiriyah Library

    The Az-Zahiriyah library (Arabic: المكتبة الظاهرية‎) in Damascus, Syria dates back to 1277, taking its name from its founder Sultan Baibars (1223–1277). Building this library was his father’s idea but he died before he could achieve it. Initially Az…

  • Tell Beydar

    Tell Beydar is a village and ancient site in the modern Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria. It was the Ancient Near Eastern city of Nabada.

  • Rajo, Syria

    Rajo (Arabic: راجو‎, Kurdish: Reco) or Raju is a town in Afrin District, Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. Rajo is the center of a sub-district of the same name with approximately 65 villages and farms around it.

  • Petroleum Road

    The Petroleum Road (Hebrew: כביש הנפט, Kvish HaNeft) is a privately owned north-south asphalt road in the Golan Heights. It is 47 km (29 mi) long.

  • Mashta al-Helu

    Mashta al-Helu (Arabic: مشتى الحلو‎, also known as Meshta al-Helu or Mashta al-Helo) is a town and resort in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located 35 kilometers east of Tartus. The village is located in a green…

  • Blue Tower Hotel

    Blue Tower Hotel (Arabic: فندق بلو تاور‎) is a four-star hotel located on Hamra Street, Damascus, Syria. It has 59 rooms and one restaurant, one café and one bar.

  • Bit Bahiani

    Bit Bahiani was an independent Aramaean city-state kingdom (ca. 1200 - 808 BC) and an Assyrian province (ca. ~810 - 706 BC) with its capital at Guzana (modern day Tell Halaf). Bit Bahiani was ruled by King Kapara. After becoming a tributary to Assyr…

  • Bawabet Dimashq

    The Bawabet Dimashq (Arabic: بوابة دمشق‎) (Damascus Gate), the largest restaurant in the world, is a family owned restaurant in Damascus, Syria, that opened in 2002. The structure cost $40 million to construct and is owned by Shaker al Samman. The r…

  • Armanaz

    Armanaz (Arabic: أرمناز‎) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Harem District, in the Idlib Governorate.

  • An-Nabek

    An-Nabek or Al-Nabek (Arabic: النبك‎) is a Syrian city administratively belonging to Rif Dimashq and the capital of the Qalamoun. Located 81 kilometers (50 mi) north of Damascus and south of Homs. It has an altitude of 1255 meters. According to the …

  • Al-Shibani Church

    Al-Shibani Building (Arabic: كنيسة الشيباني‎), also called شl-Shibani School (Arabic: مدرسة الشيباني‎) is a 12th-century religious and cultural centre located in "al-Jalloum" district at the heart of the Ancient City of Aleppo, Syria.

  • Al-Qadmus

    Al-Qadmus (Arabic: القدموس‎, also spelled al-Qadmous or Kadmus) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Tartus Governorate, located northeast of Tartus and 14 kilometers southeast of Baniyas. Nearby localities include Kaff al-J…

  • Al-Kahf Castle

    Al-Kahf Castle or Castle of the Cave (Arabic: قلعة الكهف‎) is a medieval Ismaili castle located around 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Margat, in the al-Ansariyah mountains in northwest Syria.

  • Al-Firdaws Madrasa

    Al-Firdaws Madrasa (Arabic: مدرسة الفردوس‎) is a madrasah complex located southwest of Bab al-Maqam in Aleppo, Syria. It is the largest and best known of the Ayyubid madrasas in Aleppo. Due to its location outside the city walls, the madrasa was dev…

  • Yalbugha Mosque

    The Yalbugha Mosque (Arabic: جامع يلبغا‎, jāmi‘ yalbughā) was a 13th-century mosque on the Barada river in Damascus, Syria. It was built by the Mamluks in 1264 or by Yalbughā al-Yahyāwī in 1346–47.:286 During the reign of Ibrahim Pasha (1832–1840) i…

  • Sheraton Aleppo Hotel

    The Sheraton Aleppo Hotel is a five-star hotel opened in the beginning of 2007 in the ancient part of Aleppo city, within the historic walls, on Al-Khandaq street, Aqabeh district, near the Bab al-Faraj clock tower.

  • Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

    Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi castle (Arabic: قصر الحير الغربي‎), located 80 km south-west of Palmyra on the Damascus road in Syria, is a twin palace with Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, built by the Umayyad caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik in 727 CE.

  • Maktab Anbar

    Maktab Anbar (Arabic: مكتب عنبر‎) (Anbar Office) is an old house in the center of Old Damascus near the Umayyad Mosque and a short distance from the Street Called Straight. The house was built as a private residence by a local Jewish notable Mr. Anb…

  • Kurd Mountains

    Kurd Mountains or Kurd-Dagh (Kurdish: Çiyayê Kurmênc, چیای کورمنج; Arabic: جبل الكردJabal al-Kurd; Turkish: Kurt Dağı), also called Aleppo Mountain (Arabic: جبل حلبJabal Ḥalab), is a highland region in northwestern Syria and southeastern Turkey.…

  • International School of Aleppo

    Founded in 1977, the English language International School of Aleppo (ISA) was the only International Baccalaureate World School in Syria. It offered the IB Primary Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme. The school's other major programs included…

  • Daughters of Jacob Bridge

    The Daughters of Jacob Bridge (Hebrew: גשר בנות יעקב‎, Gesher Bnot Ya'akov; Arabic: جسر بنات يعقوب‎, Jisr Banât Ya'qūb, lit. Crossing of Jacob's Daughters) is a bridge across the Jordan River on Highway 91, straddling the border between Israel and t…

  • Bab al-Jabiyah

    Bab al-Jabiya (Arabic: باب الجابية‎; Gate of the Water Trough) or the Gate of Jupiter is one of the eight ancient city-gates of Damascus, Syria. Bab al-Jabiya was the main entrance on the city's west side. The gate opens on Medhat Pasha Souq, which …

  • Bab Qinnasrin

    Bab Qinnasrin (Arabic: باب قنسرين‎, Gate of Qinnasrin) is one of the gates of the medieval Old City of Aleppo in northern Syria.

  • Baath Dam

    The Baath Dam (Arabic: سد البعث‎, literally dam of the resurrection) is a dam on the Euphrates, located 22 kilometres (14 mi) upstream from the city of Ar-Raqqah in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria. Construction of the dam started in 1983 and was finish…

  • Ar-Raqqah Museum

    The Museum of ar-Raqqah, also known as the Ar-Raqqah Museum or Rakka Museum, was founded in 1981 on the location of a former Palace.[which?] The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the culture of the Ar-Raqqah province. The museum's first flo…