Until the 20th century there were 13 gates in the city walls, all closed at sunset, and there were inner gates dividing the Christian,...
Eastern Temple Gate
From the Sayyida Ruqayya mosque, follow the lane that runs due east, and turn right (south) at the T-junction leading to a crossroad...
Opposite Beit al-Mamlouka hotel near Bab Touma, is local favourite Hammam Bakri.
For something a bit different, Galerie Albal, about a five-minute walk from the coffeehouses east along Sharia al-Qaimariyya, is a loud,...
West of the Umayyad Mosque, Bab al-Hara is one of our favourite Old City restaurants. The grills have that reassuring taste of charcoal,...
Hammam al-Qaimariyya information
Hammam al-Qaimariyya, north of Sharia al-Qaimariyya and 300m east of Umayyad Mosque, is popular with locals.