Khan al-Harir (Damascus)

Khan al-Harir (Arabic: خَان الْحَرِير‎, romanizedKhān al-Ḥarīr; The Silk Khan) is a large khan in the Old City of Damascus.[1]

Khan al-Harir
خَان الْحَرِير
Alternative namesSilk Khan
General information
TypeCaravanserai
Architectural styleOttoman
LocationDamascus, Syria
Construction started1573
Completed1574
ClientDarwish Pasha
Technical details
Floor count2
Floor area2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Burns, 2005, p.234

BibliographyEdit

  • Burns, Ross (2005). Damascus: A History. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-27105-9.

Coordinates: 33°30′37″N 36°18′20″E / 33.51028°N 36.30556°E / 33.51028; 36.30556