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Address: Damascus, Syria

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A complete city still alive through its people,old houses,shops,mosques,churches, restaurants & bars. Walk Walk Walk.

Damascus the old one. The one with old houses, narrow alleyways. With gates still standing and mosques still calling for prayer and churches ringing their bells every Sunday... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Damascus the old one. The one with old houses, narrow alleyways. With gates still standing and mosques still calling for prayer and churches ringing their bells every Sunday. Damascus with the simple and calm life. With social proximity. The door next to the other. The old walled city with a mosque that once upon a time was a church. With... More 

1 Thank ZKZ15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Some of the best history is in that area, Christianity is showing on what is now the Umayyad mosque after the invasion, the little shops, cafes, restaurants, would blow your mind and prepare to get souvenirs from there

Thank Kat92015
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

When you walk around the streets and you feel the ambience in the streets of old Damascus I bet you will be transformed to a different era, Its sad that its not recommended for everyone to go there, But if you can tha experience yourself the streets and the old era!!! It would be a great feeling to be there... More 

Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Visited Summer 2010 Damascus is an ancient city and you really feel that when walking in the old city. The ancient architecture and mixture of buildings really brings history to life. There are so many historical tales that take place in this city, so it was really amazing to be standing in the middle of it.

Thank NicoleM1408
Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Shows the history of the region. I saw it in 1996. It was a place for families. There was a lot of tourists there but now none.

1 Thank Josh V
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The best time to walk through Old Damascus is at night, late night, when only few people share its raods. Then, you'll feel as if you're back in time for 400 years, with the dim lights and your footsteps pounding the streets, no matter how light you'll try to walk. You wan't find many foreigners walking through it these days,... More 

Thank Samer-Khoury87
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We stayed in The Old City during Xmas 2009. Just a few months before the Civil War started. There were old Roman tunnels and catacombs some of them converted to art galleries, cool cafes and wine bars. There were historical churches , New Testament landmarks . It was a cool minus zero temperatures . When the clocks struck midnight all... More 

1 Thank Wishdocbrian
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

it is woh woh so beautigful, hundreds of years of history, shopping, old stuff, spices, soooo much to see...............

Thank Maik S
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The Old City of Damascus always fascinates me year-in and year-out. On my last trip to the Old City the views along the Barada River were charming. When you walk along the old cobble street alone the walls of the Old Citadel, simply look to your left and you can walk along the Barada River. This makes for a true... More 

2 Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Robin Hood's Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Despite the conflict raging on around it the Old City retains its charm. Whether the hustle and bustle of the Souk or the imposing old buildings or the narrow alleyways with small restaurants and cafes. Well worth a visit and I hope I can return one day in more peaceful times.

5 Thank Peter H

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