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"Assadat Mosque" Top 5 Page for this destination Damascus Things to Do Tip by MM212

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  Minaret of Assadat Mosque - Dec 2006
by MM212
  • Minaret of Assadat Mosque - Dec 2006 - Damascus
      Minaret of Assadat Mosque - Dec 2006
    by MM212
  • March 2008 - Damascus
      March 2008
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  • Assadat Mosque - Damascus
  • Assadat Mosque - Damascus
  • Assadat Mosque - Damascus

Built in 1580 AD, this early Ottoman-period mosque has a beautiful minaret that is neither Ottoman nor Mamluke in style. The mosque's façade is typically Damascene with its triple coloured stripes. Unfortunately, the mosque went through a severe restoration project in 2001 that rendered it as shiny as new. Unless the mosque was in near destruction state, I would not consider this a successful restoration, with the exception of its minaret which seems to have been spared. Assadat Mosque is located just south of Via Recta, at the western end of Old Damascus.

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2008
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