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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. Plan your Damascus Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Damascus using our Damascus vacation route planner.
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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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