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Address: between the Citadel and the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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Stunning a must to see

old, beautifuly, very busy place but it is a historic place and a must to see when in the old city. great shopping, nice people

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Maik S
Damascus, Syria
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Damascus, Syria
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

old, beautifuly, very busy place but it is a historic place and a must to see when in the old city. great shopping, nice people

Thank Maik S
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large old arabic market that has everything you might think off. Stretches as long alleys with merchandise spread on both sides as you walk. A must visit during your stay in Damascus but beware from getting robbed.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Awesome souq, this is an excellent representative of the arab bazaars. Whatever you want to find, feels like you travel in time, the mood, the people, the atmpsphere, 100% a must do

1 Thank chalex2015
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

It is the largest souk inside the walled city. Nice to walk around and see old shops and the trinkets sold there.

2 Thank Abu Nar S
Amman, Jordan
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The souq is still a bustling area with many traders and shops selling their wares. There are very few tourists and you do create a few stares and this can make you uncomfortable as the armed soldiers watch your moves. You are not able to take photos of any of the security areas so be careful with your camera as... More 

1 Thank Christine1309
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You can't visit Damascus without walking through the market. Souq Al-Hamidiyyeh has many store fronts and shop owners offering their products. Similiar to a bazzar but it enclosed with a metal awning. A lot of fun and a great feel of how and where the syrian locals shop.

2 Thank Joujou N
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Breaks my heart to think that a place like this might have disappeared. It was really beautiful piece of history. Visited that around 2005

1 Thank Mohannad L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

marvelous place & souks , a lots of dress , under ware , women clothes ...a very amazing experience when you walk inside this bazaar....

Thank Ibrahim S
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ive been there a few times. Every time i go i end up having a great time. Unlike other supposedly authentic spots in other countries, this is full of "culture". You see "real" people going about their daily lives.

Thank MSahyouni
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

This is the busiest souq in Damascus. It's always booming with merchants and buyers. It's very safe for foreigners any time of day (not taking the occasional mortar into consideration) People are friendly and there's an incredible variety of regional products at local prices. (don't even bother bargaining here, prices are fair and the people need the help) If you... More 

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