The places to see in Baghdad are old churches and monasteries -Kadhimain Shrine, Church of Meskenta, The Latin Church,Syrian Catholic Church, Latin Church;Walls and Gates-Mu'adham (North) Gate, Dhafariya (Wastani) Gate, Halaba (Talisman) Gate, and Basaliya Gate;The Abbasid Palace.
In Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq,is full of tourist sites like The Umayyad Mosque,The Mujahidi Mosque,The Great ( Nuriddin Mosque), Qara Serai( Black Palace).
Basra is the third greatest city of Iraq. It is called the Venice of the East .Numerous canals running through the city creates an enchanting beauty worth seeing.
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Al-Kadhimeyya is one of the oldest towns in Iraq. Before the construction of Baghdad, Al-Kadhimeyya was known as Shoneezi, an Arab name meaning the Black Grain. When the Abbasid Caliph Abu Ja'far Al-Mansour started the construction of the Round City of Baghdad in 762 AD (145 AH), he made that area a cemetery named the Qureish cemeteries; containing the bodies of his family.
What to see in Baghdad?
One of the oldest churches in Baghdad, known as Church of Meskenta and as the Church of the Virgin Mary, located in Midan Square off Al-Rashid Street.
It was first built in 1640 AD by the Armenians on a piece of land granted to them by the Ottoman Sultan Murad IV. Then it changed hands to the Nestorian Christians before it eventually went back to the Orthodox Armenians possession.
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Last Updated On : April 01, 2013