Damascus Souq

Damascus Souq information

Lonely Planet review

South of Umayyad Mosque is the heart of the Damascus Souq, with stretches of stalls devoted to spices, gold, sweets, perfume and fabrics. If you can drag yourself away from the colourful and fragrant displays, there are also wonderful bits of architecture, including numerous khans, or travellers' inns, and a beautiful palace complex.