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Authentic atmosphere

This is the busiest souq in Damascus. It's always booming with merchants and buyers. It's very... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2015
RobRoy45
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The Gates of the Old City

What a treat this market is!!! This is one of several gates that allow you to enter into the Old... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2015
Anthony-Kranepuhl
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Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

This is the busiest souq in Damascus. It's always booming with merchants and buyers. It's very safe for foreigners any time of day (not taking the occasional mortar into consideration) People are friendly and there's an incredible variety of regional products at local prices. (don't...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank RobRoy45
Reviewed 25 April 2015

What a treat this market is!!! This is one of several gates that allow you to enter into the Old City of Damascus. Being a Pedestrian only entrance, you will find plenty of shops under the "gun shot" roof that covers you from the shade....More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Anthony-Kranepuhl
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

I actually lost in this amazing widespread bazaar . The main lane is too long and every 100 meter, ,there is another lane is both side directions.

1  Thank tripophilia
Reviewed 2 February 2015

The Old City of Damascus is an area not to miss when in Damascus! Immediately upon entering the covered souk you mind takes you back many years!! The smells change along your walk. You smell fresh roasted coffee; the spice area, then the soap area;...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Enjoi the surroundings .no dislike on anything .it is what it is .again I have been there before the war has started.dont think many will go there at the moment.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Fred K
Reviewed 6 December 2014

You can almost find all what you want their with very good prices!! besides you feel like shopping in the middle of old times as it is a traditional souq!!

Date of experience: January 2014
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Reviewed 22 November 2014

the most beautiful oriental bazar I had ever seen, it huge and contains planetary number of shops which offer different kinds of good in a very reasonable prices

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank WassimSyr
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

The Souk Al Hamidiyyeh is a must visit for anyone visiting Damascus, Syria. It really is the heart, soul and centre of the city. You can find everything here from exotic underwear & belly dancing costumes to gold jewellery, oriental carpets & ornaments, to cosmetics,...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Alison L
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a must-see when visiting Syria, it's amazing and really big and all under the same roof. It was such a great experience and you get to discover a whole different culture, there were plenty of shops and things were affordable and expect lots...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Traveler60045
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Avoid the main way in Hamidiyyeh .. take the side alleys.. you will discover shops you haven't seen and the bargains are MUCH better. Also, try Bikdash icecream, its a traditional iceream made by beating milk, arabian gum, flower water in a big iced bucket....More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank SamDubster
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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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