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Damascus Old City Map

Suffolk, United...
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Damascus Old City Map

Does anyone know if there is a printable map on the Internet?

Or is it best just to wander around the Old City to get the best flavour?

Damascus, Syria
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1. Re: Damascus Old City Map

I have been looking recently and havent been able to find a detailed map of Old Damascus online.

Its possible you might be able to get one at a good Tourism office in Damascus.

But all the main places of interest are within walking distance so you can wander around and discover them in a couple of days.

For instance if you set the Omayad Mosque as your centre point you will find nearby Hamidiya covered Market, Saladin's tomb, Sitte Rukeya Mosque, Bzouria Spice Market, Khan Assad Bashar, Azem Palace etc.

(Lonely planet is a good guide to places of interest)

Edited: 11:55 am, August 21, 2010
Perth, Australia
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2. Re: Damascus Old City Map

as auntiebeeb mentioned that nearly all places of interrest are in the old walled city

here is list

places of interests in old city

- Umayyad Mosque (closed Friday during prayer) + St John the Baptist.

- Tomb of Salah Eldien in Umayyad mosque

- Azem Palace (closed Tuesday) in Bozoriyeh

- Souk Alhamediyye

- Souk Al Bozoriyye

- Bab Kisan (st Paul window) next to the hostel

- Hananiya chapel in bab sharki

- Bab Sharqi and straight street

- Bayt Al-qqad (Danish institute) in Souq Al-Soof

- Sitt Ruqayyah Mosque Alamara for shitti muslims

- Hammam Nour Aldien (for men only) all times; Bakri (for women”9-5”, closed Friday)

- Museum of town history(2nd Beit Azem)

- Museum of medical history (Bemarstan) in Al-Hariqa

- Al nofara café with story teller (evening)

- Khan Asaad Basha in Bozoriyeh

- A walk from citadel along the northern city wall and gates

-The Environmental Garden and cafe is opposite the Citadel on the river side

Out side the old city

- National museum (closed Tuesday) 15 minutes walk from souq Hamidyeh

- Tekkiye Sulaymanieeh Old Turkish Bazar and handicrafts Souq next to national museum

- Sayyida Zainab Mosque for Shitti Muslims pilgrims 15 km away from town

- Kassioun Mountain for sunset and panoramic city views 2 hours tour .

- Mohee Aldien ibn arabi Mosque (salihiya) and walk in salihiya Souk

- Museum of medical history

- Hejaz Railway station old train station you can buy ticket for train

- Panorama (Museum of last war 73 and theatre) (closed Tue and wed) hours9-12 5-7 (closed during Ramadan)

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Odense
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3. Re: Damascus Old City Map

This is the URL of a "normal" map of Damascus:

syriantours.net/Maps/Cities/damascus_big.jpg

Perhaps you could enlarge it to see old Damascus more clearly ( the walled area in the SE corner of the map)

Pretoria, South...
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4. Re: Damascus Old City Map

Hi East of England,

There is a wonderful detailed map of Old Damascus showing most of the attractions which is available from many shops in Old Damascus. I suggest you look around the shops in the Bab Sharqi area. You may also be lucky enough to get one from the tourist office or your hotel.

Unfortunately this it is not available on the internet. The link from Camel freak is the closest you will get to my knowledge.

If you can lay your hands on the book: Damascus:The Hidden Treasures of the Old City, by Bridget Keenan, you can find a few detailed maps in the book, as well as information on most of the old houses inthe Old City.

have a great time in Damascus!

Edited: 1:40 am, August 22, 2010
Suffolk, United...
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5. Re: Damascus Old City Map

My thanks to you all for your very useful inputs, I am trying to get the book by Brigid Keenan from my local library.

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