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An assault on all the senses

The Souq al-Hamidiyyeh is the largest souk in Syria and located in Damascus. It is effectively an... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
All-in-all this was a great visit to a Souq that I usually avoid...

I usually try to avoid Hamidiyah Souq as it is really too touristic and overcrowded, but yesterday... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Souq al-Hamidiyyeh is the largest souk in Syria and located in Damascus. It is effectively an ancient market comprising small stores all under one roof. Surprisingly it was quiet cool inside. There are hundreds of small shops selling clothing, perfumes (which they will make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Drpatrickkelly
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I usually try to avoid Hamidiyah Souq as it is really too touristic and overcrowded, but yesterday my wife convinced me to help her shop in this famous Damascus Souq! We were also looking for certain presents for an upcoming family trip which were only...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Any visitor to Damascus must pay a visit to this bazar in the center of the city. It is the main shopping area for ordinary citizens of Damascus as well as visitors from other Syrian cities. In this nader and the adjacent sound you find...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Gshannan
Reviewed 23 April 2018

you can buy anything your heart desire, the price or so inexpensive. Souvenir, clothing, lingerie, an their famous ice cream

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank laura l
Reviewed 12 April 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2017
7  Thank Raja_Porus_300
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank elie593
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 !

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Suliman3
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Talalloo
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nisreen m
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank zMoondanceR
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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.