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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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All-in-all this was a great visit to a Souq that I usually avoid...

I usually try to avoid Hamidiyah Souq as it is really too touristic and overcrowded, but yesterday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas W
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Damascus, Syria
Al James is Bazar

Any visitor to Damascus must pay a visit to this bazar in the center of the city. It is the main... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gshannan
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Damascus, Syria
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Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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"famous ice cream"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually try to avoid Hamidiyah Souq as it is really too touristic and overcrowded, but yesterday my wife convinced me to help her shop in this famous Damascus Souq! We were also looking for certain presents for an upcoming family trip which were only...More

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Any visitor to Damascus must pay a visit to this bazar in the center of the city. It is the main shopping area for ordinary citizens of Damascus as well as visitors from other Syrian cities. In this nader and the adjacent sound you find...More

1  Thank Gshannan
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

you can buy anything your heart desire, the price or so inexpensive. Souvenir, clothing, lingerie, an their famous ice cream

1  Thank laura l
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Souq Al Hamidia is a classic place and custodian of many civilisations. Besides history, the famous ice cream and arabian coffee is matchless

7  Thank Raja_Porus_300
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

its like the history stopped inside this Souq, things you see inside are definitely a wonder. the old songs, the shisha, the icecream hows its made, its one of the most jaw dropping things to see

Thank elie593
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience, the friendly haggling of the purchase is expected and wonderful to watch as a non Arabic speaking visitor. I got a few precious items.. so fun !

1  Thank Suliman3
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

good Place to vist for enjoy and for shoping where it liinks you from Damascus citadel to the old mosque via a chain of shoups and Khans where you can buy ordinary items, clothes fabrrics or handi craft items like mosaec, wood etc.

Thank Talalloo
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

You can't feel the passing of time between shopping , viewing the fronts of shops , eating the famous ice cream of Bakdash . and finally watching your children feeding the pigeons in tha sequare of the Ommayad mosque which is next to the souqe...More

Thank nisreen m
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to capture the essence of your visit to Damascus, you must at least take a walk down this road. Try to get the feeling of how the locals live, trade, and spend their every day life, or maybe buy a souvenir. This...More

Thank Ahmed A
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I was in Damascus for a week in the summer of 2009 so a little while before the war, and in this week I went twice to Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, it's a beautiful place where you can walk around, buy souvenirs and enjoy locally made ice...More

Thank Mallak A
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26 November 2015|
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Response from EZ_Leb | Reviewed this property |
There are restaurants and coffee shops near the entrances... an adult person can simply sit there until shoppers are done with their tour.
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