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cannot be missed. Go if only for this.And the Hamam, the oldest one.

read Thubron's book Mirror to Damascus if you need convincing - or just read it anyway. Visit the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jeremy888
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London
The best historical place ever

The Ancient City of Damascus is the historic city center of Damascus, Syria. The old city which is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fadi A
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Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 3 days ago

read Thubron's book Mirror to Damascus if you need convincing - or just read it anyway. Visit the oldest Hamam - as if stepping back 500 years, i was suddenly a trader of pearls or other commodity, resting in this haven, after a coarse invigorating...More

Thank jeremy888
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Ancient City of Damascus is the historic city center of Damascus, Syria. The old city which is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world,[1] contains numerous archaeological sites, including some historical churches and mosques. Many cultures have left their mark, especially...More

Thank Fadi A
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Bab Sharqi : is one of Gates still being at east side from the old city which is surrounded with the old historical Wall and full of many Christians Churches

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Thank Mosaied A
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Old City of Damascus is a “must see” especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan as well at night time!! Most everyone visits the Hamidiyah Souk, but I prefer the many smaller souks which run around the Omayyad Mosque and around the Old Citadel....More

Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Alqanawat area :inside old city of Damascus near Khalid street and Bab sreajah,it's famous with narrow roads and many historical places and restaurants

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Thank Mosaied A
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Old cobblestone paths, tiny lanes, ancient ruins, churches, mosques, bars, old hotels, restaurants the old city of Damascus is spectacular

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Old Damascus is considered to be the oldest inhabitant city in the world and the first capital city in the history,it was visited by kings,leaders,scientists,great men in history, and companions of the prophet Mohammed . It is filled with mosques,churches,schools,houses,markets.Old alleyways and an ancient Romanian...More

Thank Nuha A
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the old city of the capital of damascus, with old streets,old houses and buildings,old churches and also old mosques.But what is new is the restaurants and pubs all over the streets of the old city...awesome and amazing city

1  Thank Jad S
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Damascus the old one. The one with old houses, narrow alleyways. With gates still standing and mosques still calling for prayer and churches ringing their bells every Sunday. Damascus with the simple and calm life. With social proximity. The door next to the other. The...More

1  Thank ZKZ15
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Some of the best history is in that area, Christianity is showing on what is now the Umayyad mosque after the invasion, the little shops, cafes, restaurants, would blow your mind and prepare to get souvenirs from there

Thank Kat92015
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