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Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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A Bazar of Civilisations

Souq Al Hamidia is a classic place and custodian of many civilisations. Besides history, the famous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raja_Porus_300
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its like the history stopped inside this Souq, things you see inside are definitely a wonder. the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
elie593
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Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Average2%
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“ice cream” (5 reviews)
“old city” (8 reviews)
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Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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"fronts"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Souq Al Hamidia is a classic place and custodian of many civilisations. Besides history, the famous ice cream and arabian coffee is matchless

1  Thank Raja_Porus_300
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

its like the history stopped inside this Souq, things you see inside are definitely a wonder. the old songs, the shisha, the icecream hows its made, its one of the most jaw dropping things to see

Thank elie593
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience, the friendly haggling of the purchase is expected and wonderful to watch as a non Arabic speaking visitor. I got a few precious items.. so fun !

Thank Suliman3
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

good Place to vist for enjoy and for shoping where it liinks you from Damascus citadel to the old mosque via a chain of shoups and Khans where you can buy ordinary items, clothes fabrrics or handi craft items like mosaec, wood etc.

Thank Talalloo
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

You can't feel the passing of time between shopping , viewing the fronts of shops , eating the famous ice cream of Bakdash . and finally watching your children feeding the pigeons in tha sequare of the Ommayad mosque which is next to the souqe...More

Thank nisreen m
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to capture the essence of your visit to Damascus, you must at least take a walk down this road. Try to get the feeling of how the locals live, trade, and spend their every day life, or maybe buy a souvenir. This...More

Thank Ahmed A
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I was in Damascus for a week in the summer of 2009 so a little while before the war, and in this week I went twice to Souq al-Hamidiyyeh, it's a beautiful place where you can walk around, buy souvenirs and enjoy locally made ice...More

Thank Mallak A
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best and famous markets In Syria, very cheap and a long list of things you can buy starting from vegetables and fruits, ending with hand-made syrian traditional things

1  Thank WasefAbdulhadi
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I like the souk pretty much, you can find every thing you want with very low prices, Very crowded souk, but near to lots of amazing places

Thank George M
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This old Souk leads to both the Omayyad mosque and the old city of Damascus full of every type of shop imaginable it is a must visit place!

Thank Damien S
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Response from EZ_Leb | Reviewed this property |
There are restaurants and coffee shops near the entrances... an adult person can simply sit there until shoppers are done with their tour.
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