Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), Damascus

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Climb Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) to see the city of Damascus as if it were in the palm of your hand. The mountain that overlooks the city represents a site connected to numerous legends, both Christian and Islamic. You can visit the cave said to mark the spot where Adam lived and Jesus prayed, as well as where Cain killed his brother, Abel. According to Islamic belief, some prophets also hid in the same place, eventually dying from hunger. Today, the mountain stands out as a favorite tourist attraction, with numerous restaurants and cafes at different altitudes where, while having a delicious meal, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city beneath you. To visit Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun) and other attractions in Damascus, use our Damascus online trip planner .
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  • I like this mountain, because even from afar, f.e. from the Bridge of the President, you can see how nicely Damascus climbs it, and it looks especially nice at night, with the lights. In the winter, t...  more »
  • This Mountain can see the whole city of Damascus As it was built around it through the years Used to be accessible before the war to go there and stop your car and have some silent moments watching th...  more »
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  • Amazing place to go at night time where you can see the entire city lights... Unforgettable memories
  • so nice
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