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Bab al-Yemen, Sanaa

See the former southern gate of the Sana fortress at Bab al-Yemen, which today represents a bustling part of the city popular mainly among shoppers. The first version of the gate was built over a thousand years ago, but today's incarnation was constructed by the Turks in the 17th century. While mingling with hundreds of locals and tourists, pay attention to the gate's architecture and design, characteristic of Yemen. You can find all kinds of goods sold at the small market here--from fruits, spices, and different grains, to clothes, handmade dishes, and jewelry. Discover how to plan a Sanaa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • One of old and famous place in sanaa once you are there you feel how old us this city The gate is so huge and is do busy and crowded since early morning  more »
  • This is the place where you feel you need to settle and live for the rest of your life.. Traditional and awesome! ❤  more »
  • Fantastic place full of rich history and culture. Bab al Yemen is the main gate of Sana’s old fortified wall. The architecture is amazing and unique. The old city is deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Status. The bustling market is amazing and well worthy of a visit.
  • Good service there but you have to care about the food
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