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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  • August 7, 2017
    Flew with this company in 1989 to stay in Lisbon. I effetuao the flight from Rome Fiumicino to Silboma. Very good flight, good meal and the courtesy of the hostesses. Advisable.
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  • August 6, 2017
    If you want to capture the essence of your visit to Damascus, you must at least take a walk down this road. Try to get the feeling of how the locals live, trade, and spend their every day life, or may...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    You can find everything and more! bargain sellers make discounts! You can spend a day on the market, to hide from the heat! Be sure to try the ice cream with pistachios!
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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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