Umayyad Square (Arabic: ساحة الأمويين / ALA-LC: sāḥat al-Umawiyīn) is a large and important square in Damascus, Syria. It connects the city center with several important highways and areas. The name refers to the Umayyad Caliphate when Damascus was the capital.
On 20 June 2011 a massive pro-President al-Assad rally was held in the square as well as in Homs, Aleppo, Sweida, Latakia, Deraa, Hasaka, Tartous as well other locations during the Syrian civil war.
Buildings on the Umayyad Square
- Damascus Opera House complex, which includes the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts.
- Al-Assad National Library, Malki Street
- Syrian Television building.
- the Hay'at al-Arkan, the Syrian Armed Forces General staff headquarters.
- Ministry of Defense.
- Sheraton Damascus Hotel.
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