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At the intersection of the Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and Tartus roads, under 200km from the country’s three main cities, Homs (around 850 000 inhabitants) can be described as Syria’s crosssroads. Despite its rich past, the town offers little of interest to visitors. Nonetheless, its absence from the main tourist trail makes it a more authentic place to experience everyday Syrian life. Visitors can fill their time here by sampling its often very agreeable cafés and cake shops.

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  • The castle seems straight out of a history book on the Crusades. Perched on a mountaintop, it is the finest example of a Crusader fortress, built to protect the Latin states of the Near East. Approaching from Homs or Hama, its silhouette may be seen ..

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  • Church of St Elian Interesting

    Rue Qasr al-Cheikh SYR - Homs

    The church has some fine 12C wall paintings, originally executed to adorn the crypt of St Elian, representing high at their centre Christ Pantocrator, with Mary and Mary Magdalene to His right and St John the Baptist with a figure believed to be St E..

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