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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. Plan to see Old City and other attractions that appeal to you using our Damascus trip itinerary builder app .
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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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