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

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Souq al hamediyyih

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Nuha A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

Thank Jad S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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

Thank victortwoone
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank frerah
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank symusa
Damascus, Syria
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank NicoleM1408
Damascus, Syria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very nice place to see the old Architecture and buy a nice souvenir, artists sell their work, great Fabrics, paintings, handmade, and wooden.

Thank nagham-meqari
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

can't forget my visit it was like a nice dream in the past. for me it was wonderful experience and a memory will never forget

Thank eman68us
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Not as practical as other souks in Damas, but you have to visit at least once. Make sure to take a local with you to get the best price, but most of the time, the vendors are extremely friendly. You will always receive a gift whether you buy or not. Syrians are extremely cordial.

Thank Chad N

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