Monument sights in Damascus
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No longer gated, the Christian Quarter begins where a small Roman Arch stands on a patch of grass beside Straight St. It's all that remains of what was probably a grand triple arch, which once marked an important intersection. Occupying the northeastern part of the Old City, the quarter is home to numerous churches representing various denominations, including Syrian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Greek Catholic, Syrian Catholic and Maronite.
The wealth and education of the city's Christians is reflected in a thriving commercial atmosphere and a lively dining and drinking scene.