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Damascus, Syria

From series “The oldest inhabited cities on the planet”
Year: 1 500 year BC.. Population (attendance): 1,5 mln.

One of the oldest cities in the world can be found in Syria. Damascus has gained worldwide fame through its interesting and culturally rich history. The age of archaeological artifacts discovered during exploration of the city is about 12,000 years. Those are evidences of first settlements. However, a major city was founded on the site of Damascus much later, in the 15th century BC. Aramean tribes are considered its founders.

Damascus, Syria Modern Damascus is the capital of Syria, and the second most populous city in the country, standing on its territory is home to about 1.5 million people. The primary interest of tourists is Old Town surrounded by fortification walls, the construction of which took place during the reign of the Roman Empire.

These walls hide numerous ancient monuments of world importance, as well as the picturesque Via Pecta, the first mention of which belongs to prehistoric times. In memory of the medieval period, excellent madrasah and markets have remained in the city. Damascus can boast Bzura spice market and the world famous Souq al-Hamidiye. The atmosphere of historic quarters and colorful markets of the city has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. New amazing traditions also appear in the frame of the city; recently its picturesque Tishreen Park has become the permanent venue for the charming Festival of flowers. Next - Beyrouth


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Real Estate Bank ATM' located in 0.08 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Victoria Rent a Car' is located in 0.16 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Awad Petrol Station' in 0.24 km
Railway station: 'Al Hijaz Train Station' in 1.45 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Damascus International Airport DAM - in 22 km
 »  Rafic Hariri Airport BEY - in 82 km
 »  Haifa Airport HFA - in 141 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 174 km
 »  Queen Alia Airport AMM - in 201 km
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