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Damascus Center, Damascus

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During the war in 2013, Damascus Center found itself on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger. This ancient center dates back to 3rd millennium BCE and features more than 100 monuments from different centuries. Many visitors seek out the imporant mosque from 8th century. Take a stroll around this ancient part of the city, and after going through different historical periods, visit cafes, and restaurants to get to know the culture and try some local dishes. To visit Damascus Center and get the most from your holiday in Damascus, create itinerary details personal to you using our Damascus online day trip planner .
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  • Cuddling capital Damascus waltarkh civilization, present and past fragrant Jasmine scent of papyrus. In short you can see and enjoy everything, it's really capitals or Damascus.
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  • Plenty of clothes shopping and souvenirs everywhere. Traffic is chaotic though but luckily most places are within walking distance. If you want to get a taxi you should agree on a price before you get...  more »
  • The cultural and historical diversity in the heart of Damascus is surprising. It is a city which blends Islam with Christianity in his nairazlichnejshih form. Here and the Armenian Apostolic Church, and Maronite Catholics and ...
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  • Marjeh marje a famous square in downtown Damascus, Syria, in which stores with lots of photos and memories and events associated with the history of the city and had a great impact on those experienced by Syria as a whole during recent decades, a place which consisted of opposites and contradictions behind Starting from rotating buildings architecture patterns between ancient and modern to the diversity of people who filled slices them day and night, from poor to rich of Hobo solvent sellers to gullible, to the luxury shop owners, via foreign currency dealers and brokers of hotels. So feature rich history with marje and wonderful contradictions and its strategic location featured in Damascus with its markets, and that's what made her a place combining fantasy with reality and ideal for reading vocabulary of Damascene life, unique arena comes with everything and distinct from all the yards and fields Damascus and other Syrian cities. Erect and sward in Central marje stands a hallmark of Damascus is famous column built a hundred years ago, and built on this column stereoscopic world's youngest collector named this monument erected Telegraph, came this column and to launch souvenir surround contacts between Damascus and Medina Center And the Muslim countries in late Ottoman and synchronized with the launch of Hijaz from Damascus and train station adjacent to the marjeh, a column was erected the Memorial year 1907 m days Ottoman Viceroy Hussain Nazim Pasha and still today. This monument was designed and implemented by the Italian artist of bronze metal, and stayed above it an accurate model of the Yildiz mosque in Turkey, says researcher Dr Anoop Shihabi, Damascus and the Ottomans Cham Sheriff of the most important cities in the Ottoman Empire after Istanbul. Marjeh, Alta.
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  • One of the most beautiful squares of the city of Damascus spent several hours are in place many things minibuses and wall cladding and taste wonderful restaurants and shops and nearby markets means a place worth pondering and Syria really beautifull would still say the coolest and the most beautiful country I've visited in the world of my face Syria Syria Syria country nucleation And beauty
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Where to stay in Damascus

Most backpacker hotels in Damascus cluster in Souq-Al-Saroujah area. Additional budget options can be found around Martyr's Square (Merjeh), which doubles as a red-light district and may not be suitable for women traveling alone. Keep in mind that the majority of the city's hotels claiming five stars actually offer rooms and services closer to what foreign tourists recognize as two- or three-star establishments.
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