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Address: Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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Without this, you haven't visited Damascus yet!

I have been there before the damn war in Syria, which I hope to be over asap. Anyway pin it to your mind: you have not visited Syria altogether if you miss this one. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
frerah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been there before the damn war in Syria, which I hope to be over asap. Anyway pin it to your mind: you have not visited Syria altogether if you miss this one. The experience is pure middle eastern! Have some snacks with you, you may want to share them with the kids who come to you while approaching... More 

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Thank frerah
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the most significant Damacian old attraction souq that date back centuries and name after sultan Abduhamid , after 15-20 minute of walk it ends up with Umayyad mosque and the old city of Damascus

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Damascus, Syria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Damascus is noted for the most famous Souq in all of the Middle East, and is called: Hamidiyah Souq! This has been a main-stay for shopping for thousands of years, yes thousands of years. Hamidiyah Souq route is first along the side of the famous Damascus Citadel and runs the entire length to end to the front entrance of the... More 

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Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I visited in Summer of 2010 before the war started and Souq-Hamidiyyeh is one of the highlights of my trip. I spent a lot of time around the old city so I visited a number of times. A real historical souq. I am not sure of the status of the area now, but it was spectacular.

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Thank NicoleM1408
Damascus, Syria
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very nice place to see the old Architecture and buy a nice souvenir, artists sell their work, great Fabrics, paintings, handmade, and wooden.

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Thank nagham-meqari
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

can't forget my visit it was like a nice dream in the past. for me it was wonderful experience and a memory will never forget

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Thank eman68us
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Not as practical as other souks in Damas, but you have to visit at least once. Make sure to take a local with you to get the best price, but most of the time, the vendors are extremely friendly. You will always receive a gift whether you buy or not. Syrians are extremely cordial.

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Thank Chad N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We visited Damascus for Christmas 2009 a few months before the civil war started. Unlike souks we visited in Morocco, Istanbul and Cairo , no one hassled us and generally left us to look through the shops a tour own pace. Shopkeepers were very polit and there were definitely no pressure to buy. Shops sold spices, herbal teas and the... More 

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Thank Wishdocbrian
Damascus, Syria
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This complete ancient mall has everything you need in one place . Covered and heat controlled without electricity. Fun to be there every time with traditional atmosphere around you in every step you take.you can shop almost everything then go to old traditional houses that are transferred to restaurants or visit old khans. It is the best journey inside Damascus... More 

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Thank Hala J
Damascus
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Remembering the days before this whole ordeal began, gives me a sense of ease. When you enter the walls of the old city... Walking towards the souk and all its charms, you can feel how the atmosphere has completely change. The air is different... It's chilly... Smells... Sights... A true sensation. And within those very walls, you can find not... More 

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