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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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  • This is the old city of the capital of damascus, with old streets,old houses and buildings,old churches and also old mosques.But what is new is the restaurants and pubs all over the streets of the old...  more »
  • I'd go 3 years before the war and the old city had many beauties shops. Somewhere there was a where they made ice cream handmade.
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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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