Shopping in Damascus - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Museum One of the most popular shopping places in Damascus is Al-Hamidiyah market. It is a large covered gallery, located on a beautiful historic street. Here, you can purchase a lot of unique things. They sell rare spices, handicrafts, chic jewelry from local craftsmen, damask steel blades, as well as beautiful clothes and shoes in national style. Ladies are always interested in choosing olive oil-based cosmetics. In the marketplace, there are several wonderful cafes and restaurants, where you can try and buy popular national treats.
Damascus is a city with ancient history. This is one of the oldest cities in the world and the capital of Syria. First mentions of it are found in XII century BC during the times of Ramses … Open
Bizuria market may prove to be a great place for gastronomic shopping. Local people prefer to make purchases there because the prices are always attractive. Experienced cooks say that this market offers the best spices in the city. You can choose national sweets and other delicious gifts for your loved ones, as well. There is also a wide choice of souvenir products.Budget travellers will choose traditional magnets and inexpensive hand-made wood carvings. More exclusive handicrafts are also found here.
There are many historical shoe stores in Damascus. Typically, they're combined with workshops. One of the best in the city is Semerdgian store, where they sell men's and women's footwear. All models are of the highest quality. Luxurious leather shoes can be bought at a price of $ 50, and for those who want to save money there are no less qualitative and beautiful models of artificial leather. Throughout the year, they have a flexible discount system. You can get a discount when buying several models of shoes. Copyright
Every year Syrian cuisine becomes more and more popular and attracts many new fans. The best way to enjoy delicious national dishes is to visit one of numerous restaurants in Damascus. … Open
You can proceed with shopping at Takiyya Suleimaniah marketplace. This market occupies a complex of fine historical buildings. In the courtyard is a beautiful ancient fountain. The main feature of this market is a variety of jewelry. They sell really beautiful articles made of gold and silver at the most attractive prices in Damascus. Gorgeous headscarves and shawls are available, as well. Collectors of antiquities love this place for the abundance of interesting old things on the shelves. You'll also find wonderful art galleries where paintings and sculptures of local masters are sold.
Roman Arch Lovers of antiquities will be interested in strolling along the streets of Saroujah district with its numerous antique stores and pawnshops. One can find real rarities there. Vintage jewelry, knives and blades from famous masters of Damascus, as well as antique dishes and works of art are especially popular. In this area, which is known to only a few tourists, there are many attractive restaurants.
Local residents are distinguished by a very peculiar character. It’s very important for them to maintain comfortable state of mind in any situation. Some tourists consider behavior of … Open
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.
Azem Palace Damasquino Mall is another modern and beautiful trading center. It's a nice place for walking in search of new clothes, cosmetics and perfumery. On the first floor, is a small food court where you can enjoy your favorite dishes and smoke a hookah.
The historic district of Damascus is included in the list of the most important sights in the world. This district of the city is surrounded by a powerful protective wall, which was erected … Open
One of the most interesting shopping centers for a family visit is Massa Plaza. It is full of pavilions that sell children's clothes, shoes, and toys. Interesting attractions are located everywhere for children. After shopping you can relax in a cozy restaurant. This complex is very colorful and noisy. Mothers with children are its main visitors.
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