The historic Hammam al-Uthmaniyya, is spotlessly clean and popular with the locals.
The so-called Artists' Palace occupies a former khan, or travellers' inn; the old storerooms are now used as makeshift studio and...
Azem Palace Museum
This small but lovely museum was once the residence of the governor, As’ad Pasha al-Azem (r 1700-42). The haramlek (women’s quarters),...
Hama’s best restaurant occupies a splendid, open-stone courtyard in the old town, but it’s not just about atmosphere here. The food is...
Lonely Planet review
Approach the Old Town from the south, pass the riverside Choob coffeehouse, then swing off to the right, just before what looks like an arched gate but is in fact part of an old aqueduct. The lane passes the oddly named Oriental Batman, then turns north just before Al-Mamuriyya , a noria that dates from 1453.