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Old City, Damascus

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Visit the architectural melting pot of the Middle East at Old City, a city built to survive the test of time. See the mixture of the Roman and Hellenic with Byzantine and Islamic styles in the 5,000-year-old trading center (known as the ancient city of Damascus) between Africa and Asia, now protected by UNESCO. Walk the streets within the old city walls and feel the atmosphere of history in the dense area. Spend time in a local cafe here to feel the urban lifestyle of an ancient city. Plan to see Old City and other attractions that appeal to you using our Damascus trip itinerary builder app .
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  • There are few places with such history, as Damascus, on Earth and the heart of Damascus is the old town. The tiny streets, the market, the churches, the Straight Street, the original melting pot - sti...  more »
  • Old City is cozy to walk around, sit at a café or small bar, but incidentally quite ruined by lack of maintenance of the buildings.
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