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“the old city a must in sanaa”
Review of Old City of Sanaa

Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Sanaa
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Owner description: The old, walled city has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years and contains a wealth of intact architectural gems.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

one word fantastic
the whole architecture and the old souk and the and the old bab alyemen gate i loved it

1  Thank ghassan y
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This city is absolutely amazing! We have visited it on our way to Socotra Island and were pleasantly suprised by it's architecture. I've seen it on pictures, but to see it with your own eyes, it's even more beautiful than imagined!

1  Thank DarjaSeme
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

A visit to the Old City takes you back in time hundreds of years.... Architecture of mud brick towers is not matched anywhere in the world... The Old City layout is divided into the souk, different residential quarters, mosques, and gardens called meqshama, all harmoniously intertwined to create an amazing labyrinth of a city still intact, and which has been continuously inhabited for centuries... A must visit...Love it! Some inhabitant's obvious disregard for the heritage of this site construct using methods foreign to the local community. This is obviously becoming a problem and if not curbed will negatively impact the future of Old Sana'a.

1  Thank Louay
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I spent 2 days in Sana'a at the end of March 2013. On the way from the airport you realize the situation is not stable, many checkpoints and army.
The old town is very nice and interesting, the buildings have all the same shape and you can notice the difference between the really old and the renewed ones. The suq is pretty nice and the people very welcoming. The door Bab Al Yemen a bit disappointing.
In two days I think we saw 3 or 4 tourists, the scaring campaign made effect...
The city overall is extremely noisy and polluted, if I can give you an advise: Don't rent a car there unless you have experience driving in messy Arabic countries.

1  Thank Federico M
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Despite the fact that everywhere you will here how dangerous this city is then it's worthy the visit. Many people can't imagine what it looks like and I tell you you will be pleasantly surprised. If you feel unsafe take a guide with you just for your peace of your mind. But go and see if you have a bit spare time to explore. I had some time when I travelled from Socotra Island before heading to London.

2  Thank Peter G
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