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Old City - Damascus - open ?

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Old City - Damascus - open ?

I read in an old Lonely Planet book that Old City of Damascus is not open to the public due to some refurbishment works. Is the Old City now open?

Damascus, Syria
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1. Re: Old City - Damascus - open ?

Everything is back to normal.

The road works and refurbishings to shops in one part of the Old City finished a long time ago.

It didnt actually close, you just couldnt drive in some places.

Happy visit!

Edited: 08 July 2010, 09:47
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2. Re: Old City - Damascus - open ?

But the citadel remains closed I think.

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3. Re: Old City - Damascus - open ?

But is the Citadel open to tourists on foot?

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4. Re: Old City - Damascus - open ?

Hi Alpha malta, the Citadel is closed, but you can walk around it most of the way. depending on when you are coming, you may be lucky to attend an open air concert in the Citadel!

have a great time in Damascus!

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