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Old City, Sanaa

Step back in time and explore the World Heritage Site of Old City, the historic district of Yemen’s capital city, known for its distinctive architectural style and marked by picturesque old tower-houses. Made out of rammed earth, all of the multiple-story houses, mosques, and bathhouses have stood for more than 1,000 years, and boast intricate carvings, detailed lacy decorations, and stained glass windows. Get lost in the lively narrow streets and verdant courtyards of the old city, fringed by partially preserved ancient walls, or roam the stalls of the bustling marketplace, which offers traditional handicrafts and aromatic spices. Put Old City on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sanaa trip planner.
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  • Amazing, old market, very cheap prices, clean streets, very old city amazing really it is unexplainable  more »
  • A lot of history,beautiful architecture and very welcoming people.Lived in Sana for 10 years and half.Visiting Yemen and its beautiful and old heritage sights is not avaible at the moment because of....  more »

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