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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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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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  • 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  more »
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  • 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 th...  more »