Damascus Straight Street

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The Damascus Straight Street c. 1900
Bab Sharqi Street at the east end of Damascus Straight Street
Roman triumphal arch on Damascus Straight Street

The Damascus Straight Street; biblical wording, Street Called Straight, (Latin: Via Recta, Arabic: الشارع المستقيمAl-Shāri` al-Mustaqīm) is the Roman street (Decumanus Maximus) that runs from east to west in the old city of Damascus, Syria. It was visited by St. Paul as recorded in the book of Acts (Acts 9:11).


Coordinates: 33°30′33″N 36°18′41″E / 33.50917°N 36.31139°E / 33.50917; 36.31139