Damascene Arts
Photo Gallery
Damascene Palaces
Damascus and Religions
Galleries and Articles
Monuments in Damascus
Galleries and Articles
Kassioun, Barada, and al Ghouta
Life in the past
Commented Galleries
Damascus at Night
A Photo Gallery

People and Daily Life

Save Souk Sarouja !
Article and Photos
Site Interactivity

Who we are??
Meet us!!


Churches in the old city

 Home > Damascus and Religions > Damascus and Christianity > Churches in Old Damascus

Damascus' Cathedral:

The cathedral was at first a temple for Ramon the god of Aramaens, built in the 20th century B.C. With every conqueror, a new religion came into the cathedral. It was saint Hanania Church, a Roman Catholic church, then a mosque during the government of Al-Walid Ben Abed Al-Malek, and at last it was turned into a church again.

Virgin Mary's Cathedral:

It was built in the 2nd century A.C. It is considered the oldest church in Damascus. Perhaps the old church had been wrecked and a newer one built on its place.

Saint Hanania's house:

This sanctuary consists of an underground room with many ladders linked to it.

Bab-Kissan's church:

One of Damascus eastern wall's doors. the French built a church there in 1934.

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Zaitoon (Olive) Alley:

A marvelous Cathedral wich contains masterpieces of arts and beautiful icons and carvings.

The Damascene Saint Johan church:

This beautiful church is located next to virgin mary's church. It also contains many artistic icons and pictures of Syria and Roman art.

Saint Paul's Laura:

It was built on a level land, about 18km far from damascus.

Saint Georgeus's sanctuary:

This sanctuary is located across Bab-kisan. The sanctuary is surrounded by graves of early Christians. The Roman Othodox's graveyard is located there now.

Copyright (C) 2003 - 2009 Oldamascus.com
Contact Oldamascus.com