A local bath in the Christian quarter, near Bab Touma.
Opposite Beit al-Mamlouka hotel near Bab Touma, is local favourite Hammam Bakri.
Chapel Of Ananias
The old cellar is reputedly the house of Ananias, an early Christian disciple who baptised St Paul. The crypt church has multilingual...
The most popular nightclub in town, a bar/restaurant at Bab Touma that morphs into a club on Thursday and Friday nights and occasionally...
West of the Umayyad Mosque, Bab al-Hara is one of our favourite Old City restaurants. The grills have that reassuring taste of charcoal,...
Bab Touma information
For most of their length, the Old City Walls are obscured by later constructions. It's not possible to do a circuit of the walls, nor get up on the ramparts. However, there is a fine short walk between Bab as-Salaama and Bab Touma along the outside of the walls by a channel of the Barada River.