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Address: Between the Citadel And the Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Souq Al Hamidiyyeh reflects the old Syrian lifestyle. The shops there had been inherited from generation to another. I like the great relationship and combination among the owners of the shops there. They will invite your to share them Breakfast when you pass by their shops, even they do not know you... Great people

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Baghdad, Iraq
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

nice traditional syrian bazaar with good shops and old design long way to the amawi mosque,anyone who want to visit syria must visit this place

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Thank winstoncraven
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It's a pleasure for me to visit souq al hamediyyih in Damascus from time to time l feel every time as if it's my first visit , it's an ancient souq full of parts , one for kitchen and houseware another for gold and silver diamond, another for men and women fabric,ready made clothing,another for stationary and book store,another for... More 

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Thank Nuha A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Souk al hamidiya is one of the oldiest souks in the world. It is situated in the centre of the old city in Damascus... It concludes more than 50 market where you can buy antika thing or a cultural thing...

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geordie
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Even now, this is a place that everyone must see. All senses are aroused in this historic, amazing souk.

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Thank victortwoone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I have been there before the damn war in Syria, which I hope to be over asap. Anyway pin it to your mind: you have not visited Syria altogether if you miss this one. The experience is pure middle eastern! Have some snacks with you, you may want to share them with the kids who come to you while approaching... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

one of the most significant Damacian old attraction souq that date back centuries and name after sultan Abduhamid , after 15-20 minute of walk it ends up with Umayyad mosque and the old city of Damascus

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Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Damascus is noted for the most famous Souq in all of the Middle East, and is called: Hamidiyah Souq! This has been a main-stay for shopping for thousands of years, yes thousands of years. Hamidiyah Souq route is first along the side of the famous Damascus Citadel and runs the entire length to end to the front entrance of the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I visited in Summer of 2010 before the war started and Souq-Hamidiyyeh is one of the highlights of my trip. I spent a lot of time around the old city so I visited a number of times. A real historical souq. I am not sure of the status of the area now, but it was spectacular.

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