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the aroma of history

this a very nice place to visit where you can spend few hors in the late morning of after noon wher... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
Damascus, Syria
Wow! Fav Place in Damascus

Takiyya is a hidden gem in Damascus. I cannot stop going there ever since I first went a few months... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
Saba A
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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Sep 30, 2017
“the aroma of history”
Aug 2, 2016
“Wow! Fav Place in Damascus”
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

this a very nice place to visit where you can spend few hors in the late morning of after noon wher eyou can see this ancient building-mosque.also its associated with a small walk in Souq Bazar where you can see and purchase handi crafted itmes,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Talalloo
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Takiyya is a hidden gem in Damascus. I cannot stop going there ever since I first went a few months ago. Most of the shop keepers are well trained and can communicate in English. It is a brilliant place for buying fine Damascene crafts. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Saba A
Reviewed March 15, 2016

A bit expensive for Syrians, yet cheap and divers for foreigners, and the handicrafts are amazing and unique. Few shops though.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Samer K
Reviewed June 11, 2015

A fascinating bit of old Damascus right opposite the Four Seasons Hotel. Originally a hospice with a mosque in the Ottoman style, it now has a few handicraft shops but it still exudes an air of peace and tranquillity.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Lissacaha
Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

A very nice and great place in mid of Damascus which have a very nice and big garden. A museum is also located at the same location which contains a very old planes and cars

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Reviewed February 11, 2013

A nice handicraft market in the capital of Syria Damascus, nice visit contained a hand blown galss factory, an old brokar factory and many shops

Thank ImadHaidar
Reviewed August 22, 2012

it is unique in mixing old style of souk, and nature, and every thing is original. yet it needs more attention from specialized bodies, and there are many ideas to use to revive this place, like old style cafes some street musical performance, that are...More

Thank Khaled A
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Simply dismiss the many store owners which are trying to get you into one of their shops and just look at the many sights in this famous souq! Don't forget to look up, as you will be amazed at the lovely architecture.

Date of experience: December 2011
Reviewed May 10, 2009

very pleasant monument..it is an early Ottoman style mosque from the 1500's.. this style is reminiscnt of what you might see in Istanbul..with the numerous small domes and the pencil shaped minarets. it houses a small military meuseum as well in the many rooms attached...More

1  Thank eddnash
Reviewed May 21, 2008

This is a great place where you can see some of the locals making items such as glass and paintings and embroidery. More relaxed than the main Souk. Dont forget to bargain hard.

1  Thank DurbanGal
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