Sheba Art Gallery
Exhibited at this gallery are the paintings of local artist Ali Dahan.
Of the 50 mosques still standing in the old city, the Great Mosque north of Bab al-Yaman, is the most significant. For centuries it...
The Gallery Al-Bab and the Atelier are both found inside the gates of Bab al-Yaman. The Gallery Al-Bab also offers the chance to clamber...
Next to the qat market in the heart of the old city. This restaurant is regarded as having the best salta (a kind of stew and the...
Souq al-Milh information
At the heart of Old San'a is the Souq al-Milh. Though the name indicates that the sole product is salt, this is something of a misnomer. Everything from mobile phones to sacks of sultanas is available here. It's almost impossible to point to individual buildings, souqs or sights, but the qat market, in the centre of the old town, is frenetically busy around lunchtime.
The spice souq is every oriental fantasy brought to life and the small cellars where blinkered camels walk round and round in circles crushing sesame seeds to make oil is a glimpse into a bygone age. For many the abiding memory of the city is likely to be of the topsy-turvy, icing-cake houses and the dreamy mosques. Walking the streets of old San'a as the evening prayer call rings out across the rooftops is a deeply romantic and exotic experience and something you're never likely to forget.