Visit the World Heritage Site of The Citadel to learn more about the city's past. See the large fortified palace, built during the Middle Ages and notable for its location. Whereas most fortresses occupy hilltop positions, this one shares the ground level with the rest of the city. Take a tour around the site, and reflect on the 12 remaining towers and three magnificent gates that served as an entrance to the northwest part of the walled Damascus. See The Citadel and all Damascus has to offer by arranging your trip with our Damascus tour itinerary planner.
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It is located between Barada river and the Al-Hamidiyya bazaar leading to the Old City. While the walls are impressive, the shapes of the stones in the external parts makes it look as if it was... more »
If it is safe, visit. Explore the labryinth of streets of the old town i now know so well, having spent hours there. The retaurants are (were) numerous and very good, my favourite places for middle... more »
The Citadel of Damascus is a large medieval fortified palace and citadel in Damascus, Syria. It is part of the Ancient City of Damascus, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
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