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  Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh
by call_me_rhia
 
 

Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh is a wonderful mosque/shrine in the new town - built in 1554 by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent as a center for religious studies. The original plan has been - let's say - quite altered. On the grounds of the Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh there is now the Syrian MIlitary Museum. It's definitely worth a visit for the architectural value - if not exactly for the museum - unless you're into weapons or war planes. The only interesting piece I saw was the capsule of the joint space-flight of Syria and the USSR (which I did not even know had taken place)

Address: Victoria Bridge, new town
Directions: right opposite the national museum

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 23, 2003
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