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Old City, Damascus
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Visit the architectural melting pot of the Middle East at Old City, a city built to survive the test of time. See the mixture of the Roman and Hellenic with Byzantine and Islamic styles in the 5,000-year-old trading center (known as the ancient city of Damascus) between Africa and Asia, now protected by UNESCO. Walk the streets within the old city walls and feel the atmosphere of history in the dense area. Spend time in a local cafe here to feel the urban lifestyle of an ancient city. Work out when and for how long to visit Old City and other Damascus attractions using our handy Damascus travel itinerary planner.
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  • in the old town there are beautiful old houses to visit beyond the great mosque, unfortunately should be avoided in these years, we hope to return to its former glory by 20 years ago!!!
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  • Old Damascus is the name of the old part of Damascus, which is the oldest inhabited city in the world and the oldest capital city in history and situated within the walls of the historical city of Damascus, and its buildings and awabdha that go back several centuries and sacred of mosques and churches are a symbol of religions, and its streets and roads that walked her companions of the Messenger of Allah may Allah bless him and peace, Saints, Kings and leaders, scientists and the greats of history makers. In 1979 recorded Damascus old city on the World Heritage list of UNESCO.    UNESCO World Heritage site 20 distinguished old Damascus famous Damascene architecture unique style, locals called Damascus homes built on old Damascene style "houses" which features a large courtyard surrounded by rooms with a beautiful sea and consists of a floor or two floors with a lot of architectural arts and overlooks a courtyard filled with plants and flowers and ponds with the famous Damascene, Shami pond town lots of mosques, mosques and churches and historic schools and maqamat, shrines and palaces and streets paved with stones and haunted by the enchanted fragrant lanes history. Includes old Damascus several neighborhoods and markets and fields and mosques, churches and schools, cobblestone streets and a castle and the Roman wall and noteworthy as most traces of Damascus. While the old Damascus is only about 5% of the current city of Damascus and feature historical relics in the city as dating for several time periods and periods of successive civilizations of ancient city that dates back to thousands of years ago. Located near the center of the old city of Damascus Damascus by area
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  • 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 ...  more »