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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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  • All who have visited old Sana'a, all who saw her at first sight, all who came and went, awakened old Sana'a in their ribs and genius poetry concerns the total identification with details of place in linear nor tumult, transfixed. Because the Sun sipping on coffee of Sana'a in early morning, and because the Sana'a-as he saw the great poet Abdel Aziz maqalih-woman landed in dew, had to travel to Yemen and long, and must be the starting date of first inspired him to one of its Windows, to be exceptional and different place. A walled city with mud immortal beauty. Is one of the most important cities of the world heritage and preserves history and are the only ties in their homes and architectural detail, coordinated in the art of Badi, makes a rare Panel Sana and poem, feed her decorations and plaster carvings, stone and clay, with nicely, nothing in the world is only one version of it.
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  • A fantastic place. Houses, like gingerbread and icing. Has a magical power. Worth to see. Many climate bitches (bazarki)
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  • Unfortunately for working vicissitudes my last visit dates back to 2008, there are no words to describe this wonderful Center, you can breathe the true being in the Arab world within. Obviously the Yemenis live according to another culture completely different from ours so it is not place for who judges everything regardless. The Souk is the true Arabic Souk without modernisation that hit neighboring countries
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