Photogallery of Damascus, Syria

Azem Palace
Azem Palace by Krebsmaus07 @flickr
Roman Arch
Roman Arch by Krebsmaus07 @flickr
Museum by Krebsmaus07 @flickr
Damascus by Tigr @flickr
Damascus by Tigr @flickr
Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Damascus
Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Damascus by Jemasmith @flickr
Bab Touma (Gate of Thomas) Damascus
Bab Touma (Gate of Thomas) Damascus by Jemasmith @flickr
Umayyad moskee in Damascus
Umayyad moskee in Damascus by Martijn.Munneke @flickr
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More to see in Damascus
Damascus offers its visitors broad opportunities for comfortable leisure rest and entertainment. In this city tourists can successfully combine walks through beautiful natural places, visiting a variety of restaurants and colorful markets with examination of important historical attractions. Fans of outdoor recreation are recommended to make a walk to the foothills of Mount Qassioun. As a rule, sightseeing tours to that area cover the most beautiful places. Everyone can make a climb to the mountain, the slope of which is rather flat and does not require any special hiking skills. The top of the mountain is equipped with a large observation deck, which offers an unforgettable view of the city. Hejaz Railway is one more great way to see all the beautiful natural places of the region. A train ride on the old railway will certainly leave many unforgettable impressions. The ride lasts for several hours and goes through a very scenic area. This excursion will deliver a lot of fun for both adults and children. Archaeological Park remains a favorite place of rest for both residents and tourists. This is the place where visitors are able to not only stroll through the beautiful alleys of the park and relax in the shade of old trees, but also see precious archaeological findings - the ruins of ancient buildings. Tourists who simply cannot imagine rest without shopping should definitely visit the street markets of Damascus. Souq al-Hamidiyyeh is considered the most popular market of … Read further

Chapters of the guide to Damascus

Active recreation

In order to watch something from the cultural program, locals and travelers go to the Damascus Opera House where interesting performances and opera are often staged. Nature is another goal of many visitors to the Syrian capital. It is recommended to enjoy it in such places as the Archaeological Park and the Environmental Garden. Descent to the cave is another pastime leaving exclusively pleasant impressions in the … Open

Festivals and events in Damascus

Another event takes place in September - namely, the Arabic Book Fair. The fair is famous throughout the Middle East, being the largest event of its kind in the region. The festival's goal is to popularize multifaceted Arabic literature and show the local writers to the public, both popular and little-known ones who have not written a single bestseller yet. Here you can also find works of some foreign authors. … Open

Hotels for romantic escape

A large selection of rooms with a romantic setup is made available at Old Vine Hotel. All the rooms of this hotel are distinguished by drapery made from chic satin fabrics and the most romantic ones have installed, a bed with snow-white canopy. Guests can diversify their intimate getaway in their rooms by visiting a sauna. The hotel also has a traditional courtyard with a fountain in which reigns a pleasant … Open

Advices for travellers

4. While going for a walk, tourists should not forget to take a copy of their identity document. Original documents and other valuable items are better to be kept in a hotel room, or they should be deposited at the reception. 5. Clothes should be as neutral as possible. The appearance in the street wearing too bright or revealing clothes can be interpreted as a sign of bad taste. Tourists who plan … Open

Hotels with history of Damascus

Another state-of-the-art building with a centuries’ old history houses the comfortable hotel Sah al-Naum. Its guests have access to a wide selection of rooms, some of which feature a high ceiling with beautiful dark wood finishes. The rooms are furnished with the most beautiful furniture executed in the national style. In some of them, you can see elongated narrow beds decorated with carvings, and huge … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

There are several traditional shopping centers in Damascus in European style. Qassion Mall is a very attractive one. It includes clothing and footwear stores, jewelry salons and some gastronomic pavilions, where they sell confectionery and other popular products. Here, is a large entertainment area with board games and excellent restaurants and cafes. Damasquino Mall is another modern and beautiful trading center. … Open

Top sigths of Syria

The ancient city of Bosra is a very important archaeological landmark. During the prehistoric era there was a large city instead of modern Bosra. According to scientists, it was founded yet during the reign of Amenhotep. During the reign of the Roman Empire the city changed its name to Nova Trajana Bostra. For many years the city was the reason for military actions as it was located on the crossing of important trading routes. Later the city became the territory of the Byzantine Empire, so now it's possible to see architectural landmarks that belong to the three great epochs. In Bosra you will find ruins of first Arabian temples, an ancient Roman theatre and Byzantine churches. … Open

Photogalleries of neighbours of Damascus

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