Al-Hamidiyah Souq

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This article is about the market in Damascus. For other uses, see Al Hamidiyah (disambiguation).
Al-Hamidiyah Souq
سوق الحميدية
Al-Hamidiyah Souq 02.jpg
Length 422 metres (1,385 ft)
Location Damascus, Syria
Coordinates 33°30′39″N 36°18′3″E / 33.51083°N 36.30083°E / 33.51083; 36.30083Coordinates: 33°30′39″N 36°18′3″E / 33.51083°N 36.30083°E / 33.51083; 36.30083
the famous Syrian Dondurma in the Bakdash store the market

Al-Hamidiyah Souq (Arabic: سوق الحميدية‎) is the largest and the central souk in Syria, located inside the old walled city of Damascus next to the Citadel. The souq starts at Al-Thawra street and ends at the Umayyad Mosque plaza.

It was one of the treasures featured in Around the World in 80 Treasures presented by Dan Cruickshank.

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