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Old City of Sanaa, Sanaa

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Step back in time and explore the World Heritage Site of Old City of Sanaa, the historic district of Yemen’s capital city, known for its distinctive architectural style and marked by picturesque old tower-houses. Made out of rammed earth, all of the multiple-story houses, mosques, and bathhouses have stood for more than 1,000 years, and boast intricate carvings, detailed lacy decorations, and stained glass windows. Get lost in the lively narrow streets and verdant courtyards of the old city, fringed by partially preserved ancient walls, or roam the stalls of the bustling marketplace, which offers traditional handicrafts and aromatic spices. To visit Old City of Sanaa and get the most from your holiday in Sanaa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sanaa trip itinerary planner.
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  • Once you set eyes on the old buildings and architecture, you'll either feel as though you're living on a Hollywood movie set or just brought back into time. Make sure to come with a full camera/handph...  more »
  • Mystical, romantic and endlessly enchanting, Sana'a is one of the greatest treasures of Arabia. It is also one of the world's oldest cities, and its rich history reveals itself throughout the narrow s...  more »
  • You cannot believed how it's building protectively and did not affected from several catastrophic events, war, environment, really history can telling visitors and did not forget it at all.  more »

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With a clear divide between the old and new districts of the city of Sanaa, visitors will find a selection of accommodation options in each. Prices tend to be more reasonable in the new district, with many mid range hotels offering well serviced facilities within walking distance to the more charming old district. For a more luxurious stay on your Sanaa vacation, a handful of 4 star premium hotels are scattered both in and out of the old district, although all are fairly close to the city center.
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