Bab al-Faradis

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Bab al-Faradis (Arabic: باب الفراديس‎; "The Gate of the Paradise") or Bab al-Amara is one of the seven ancient city-gates of Damascus, Syria. One of the city's northern gates, it was named "the paradise gate" in the Roman age because it was surrounded by numerous water sources and gardens. The other name, Bab Al-Amara, refers to a name of a famous district in the old city where people in the 14th century would meet. During the Roman era, the gate was dedicated to Mercury.[1]


  1. ^ "Bab Al-Faradis". Love Damascus. Retrieved 31 October 2017.

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Coordinates: 33°30′49.5″N 36°18′24″E / 33.513750°N 36.30667°E / 33.513750; 36.30667