Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq)

Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq), Damascus: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq) Reviews: 4.5/5

Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq)

Souq al-Bizuriyyah (Sweet Souq)
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Mus7ii
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates116 contributions
An amazing place Before the war
Apr 2015 • Family
Damascus is one of the greatest places ! It is sad the country is now torn apart! I visited the souq before the war when I was in Damascus.

It is a mini version of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, I love this type of places and this one was no different! It is a shame Damascus is now only history!
Written February 4, 2016
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mhd s
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Great Souq
I visited this great Souq with two Syrian friends who were explaining every detail about this Souq located in the middle part of old Damascus the oldest inhabited city in the world .
And it was a wonderful experience , as this Souq is not only for sweets , but we can find the wide variety of spices , and we could visit the Assad Pasha Alazem Khan .
Written July 23, 2014
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Maged A
Cairo46 contributions
The best place to buy Syrian spices
You should visit this market, if you are interested in buying Syrian spices and nuts like pistachio and dried fruits. You have to do your best to get the best price there.
Written September 22, 2010
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debdancing
Littlehampton, UK1,936 contributions
Step back in time
The Souq al-Bizuriyyah, or Spice Bazaar, threads it's way between Straight Street and the Azem Palace. The strong scent of spices, together with the beautiful, original architecture of the doorways to Khan Assad Pasha and the Hammam Nur Ad-din adds to the sensation of stepping into another world. It is a daily part of life for locals as well as a tourist attraction and, as it was closed to traffic when I visited, I was able to wander through at a leisurely pace. I loved visiting all the Souqs but this was my favourite, as the surrounding architecture gave such a wonderful sense of history.
As with most buildings in Damascus, the Souq is closed on Fridays. I visited on a Saturday morning and would recommend arriving after 10am - by this time the stalls are set up and you get the full benefit of the aromas of the spices!
Written October 18, 2008
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Auntie
Damascus, Syria1,143 contributions
Known as the Spice market.
This market is very close to Hamidiyah and the Omyad Mosque and is a fascinating array of spice and herbs shops. You will find some sweets shops also and there is an old traditional "Hammam" located there which is still in use.
A bit further along in the centre of the Market there is an Arabian Inn called "Khan assad Bashar". It is used mainly for Art exhibitons these days. But it was notably the Inn that Lady Jane Digby stayed in when she first arrived in Damascus in the 1800s.
It is beautifully decorated and well worth a visit for a few minutes out of the bustle of the Souq.
Written June 2, 2008
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