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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, Damascus
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A bustling burst of life leading to the center of the old town, Souq al-Hamidiyyeh stands as the central bazaar in the city and one of the most established in Syria. In use for centuries, the market underwent major renovations in 2002. Amble from food vendor to clothing emporium, souvenir shop to local handicraft, making your way to the ancient Roman archway marking the entrance into the heart of Damascus' old town. Plan to see Souq al-Hamidiyyeh and other attractions that appeal to you using our Damascus tour planner.
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  • spend an afternoon in this old market is very interesting, there is also a steam room ... of the time!
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  • The army was on holiday in 1990 and there was a great experience to go to acting army, great experience to just be in Damascus at the time
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  • Azem of Damascus in Syria and most important markets months and months absolutely East and the most beautiful and luxurious as it has a wonderful spacious historians construction as a commercial town in the heart of old Damascus and as researchers that Dora possesses markets, and is completely covered by a metal roof is full of small holes from the Sun during the day and black basalt stone-paved road — junction visitors and tourists from all parts of the world. Describe the market starts at the end of Azem victory Street with the revolution Street aldroishih market extends for a distance of approximately two-mile, the first part of it is located next to the Citadel of Damascus and many mosques and ancient historical buildings and lined the shops of every kind and class on two floors, and branching out from many markets such as-alsrogih Al-buzuriyah Souq market-market Suq-almnakhlih market-market of the afternoon-silk market-market of brides-Al kabakbia market-market tailors and others. Azem ends at the gate of the Temple of Jupiter the damask and tall pillars and the square in front of the Umayyad mosque in the heart of the old town. Market history Sqaure built market in its current form during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid I in 1780 and took his name this day hamidia Ottoman Sultan. It is famous for its ancient history hamidia, visit visit no Latvian holiday months East souqs in alshrksok hamidia, travellers said much in their visits to Syria and the East, sold in the market all types of goods of every class and color, the most important traditional industries like walmsadvat alnhasihwalarabisk manufactures all kinds of fabrics, cotton and silk embroideries and Syrian heritage industries and all types of garments, accessories and shoes and Brocade upholstery, carpets and gold antiques, gifts and most landmarks Azem extends hamidia market down to one of its branches named market (mother) and a market for books Stationery, until loops (Temple of Jupiter Dimashqi) are the remains of a pagan temple built from huge pillars remained Greeks days marbles beautiful majolica. And decorated with ornate cups from marble and antique gate, which relates to the yard of the temple courtyard thought they were mentioned, the visitor finds himself in front of the main gate of the Omayyad Mosque. The market is surrounded by a number of archaeological and historical sites, to its right the famous Citadel of Damascus led by the statue of the historical hero Saladin and his gravestone, which is located between Azem and historic architecture in the almgharov district of old Damascus, before bringing visitors Azem Scorpius tall huge columns deviating, if witness left to find major cultural monument still bear witness to the fact that Damascus Damascus is the most important cities of the metropolis of culture, science, knowledge and industry and commerce in the East through the ages, find the virtual library Baibars built during the reign of Damascus, and find an antique mosques mosques and important historical buildings, there is no doubt that history was here you see history and fragrant time everywhere from this market.
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