"SUWEIDA" As Suwayda' by 1W1V

As Suwayda' Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 51 photos

Located 128 Km southeast of Damascus the city of Suweida is the main city of Suweida governorate. It is quite an important center and has a predominantly Druze and Greek Orthodox community; it is also the seat of a Greek Orthodox bishop.

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Not much of the ancient ruins of Suweida are still existing, most were built over and destroyed by the Ottomans and then the French mandate, who built many barracks here to watch closely the Druze community after the 1925 rebellion

The only ruins left are three ancient columns that used to be part of a Nabatean temple and the remains of a large basilica dating back to the 4th century AD

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice museum, ruins parts of the city, not too far from Bosra
  • Cons:not in the touristic loop
  • In a nutshell:Why not !
  • Last visit to As Suwayda': Jun 2005
  • Intro Written Jul 15, 2005
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    mostly a druze city

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2005 at 11:32 AM

    Unfortunatly the museum was closed the day I traveled to Suweida, so I only visited the bus station and changed bus to Qanawat.

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