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Damascus Guide

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Damaskus is the capital city of Syria and is the largest city within the country. As one of the oldest documented cities in the world, Damaskus has thousands of years of history to offer visitors. Form ancient times to modern ages, car hire in Damaskus is an ideal way to explore both the new and old facets of the city.

Because there is no shortage of historical sights around the city, cheap car hire in Damaskus is an ideal way to cover the major venues and attractions. The Citadel of Damascus is situated in the northern corner of the Old City. The Bab Sharqi is a significant street within Damaskus and it is also where the Souk Medhat Pasha market can be found.

Bab Tuma or St Thomas's Gate is the old Christian quarter and easily accessible from Bab Sharqi Street. The House of Anaias sits at the end of the Bab Sharqi street and is an underground chapel. With car rental in Damaskus, the Grand Mosque of Damaskus is just minutes away from the cellar chapel. Also known as the Umayyad Mosque, the Grand Mosque is rumoured to have St.John the Baptist's body inside one of its shrines.

Damaskus's Old City is surrounded by a number of gates and walls with the oldest gate dating back to the Roman period. Bab al-Saghir, Bab Kisan and Bab Tuma are just a few of the gate surrounding the Old City. Other famous churches around Damaskus include the Virgin Mary's Cathedral, Saint Paul's Laura and the Damascene Saint Johan Church.

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