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Old City, Damascus

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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  • read Thubron's book Mirror to Damascus if you need convincing - or just read it anyway. Visit the oldest Hamam - as if stepping back 500 years, i was suddenly a trader of pearls or other commodity, re...  more »
  • The Ancient City of Damascus is the historic city center of Damascus, Syria. The old city which is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world,[1] contains numerous archaeological sit...  more »
  • Bab Sharqi : is one of Gates still being at east side from the old city which is surrounded with the old historical Wall and full of many Christians Churches  more »
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