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Address: Sharia Hanania, Damascus, Syria

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Historical, cosy, romantic

One the most cosy and historical streets you might visit in Damascus, try out the restaurants and visit the Hanania chapel! You would be amazed!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

One the most cosy and historical streets you might visit in Damascus, try out the restaurants and visit the Hanania chapel! You would be amazed!

Thank Diyab M
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The ancient church in the heart of Old Damas close to the great Bab Sharqi, where you feel chilliness once you step down the stairs of the old chapel under the ground, a very small place yet very charming for me. every time i go there i feel the serenity and the peace, i hope that God protects it and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful street charming people Helpful and generous Nice old church, more than 2000 years of history in the Old city of Damascus Definitely recommended!

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Flensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Now this is the quintessence of Syria, especially of the old part of Damascus. Although restored many times, the Chapel has probably been used as a place of christian worship since the 1st century. Some claim it was the place Ananias baptized Saul (latter becoming Paul the Apostle). Not to miss if you're remotely interested in history.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

The authentic feeling of antiquity and of a living shrine emphasised by people at prayer. A small chapel worth visiting when in the area even for the non-religious.

1 Thank Stranats
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2009

St. Ananias Chapel has a fascinating history, but the site itself is little to see. There's a small church in the cellar with a few rows of pews and an adjoining room with plaques that tell that history. There's also a small gift shop upstairs. My advice is to swing by this house while exploring the Old City, particularly the... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2008

The tiny Chapel of St Ananias is located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, between the Gates of Bab Sharqi and Bab Touma and is reached by walking along the ancient alleyways leading off the Street called Straight. The location is believed to be the House of Ananias - a Christian said to have helped St Paul to... More 

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