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Old City, Damascus

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Visit the architectural melting pot of the Middle East at Old City, a city built to survive the test of time. See the mixture of the Roman and Hellenic with Byzantine and Islamic styles in the 5,000-year-old trading center (known as the ancient city of Damascus) between Africa and Asia, now protected by UNESCO. Walk the streets within the old city walls and feel the atmosphere of history in the dense area. Spend time in a local cafe here to feel the urban lifestyle of an ancient city. Plan to see Old City and other attractions that appeal to you using our Damascus trip itinerary builder app .
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  • From the gates into Straigh t Street t hen to Ananais' house this old walled city holds plenty of history including building architecture. The Old buildings are amazing especially the architect which ...  more »
  • The old town houses several shops of interesting things, and it is worth walking there not only to admire the architecture of the site, but also to shop.
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