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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1986
Size of heritage:

Longitude: 44,208°
Latitude: 15,356°


Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. In the 7th and 8th centuries the city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century. Sana’a’s many-storeyed tower-houses built of rammed earth (pisé) add to the beauty of the site.

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Hotels and places to stay

Mercure Sanaa Al Saeed Hotel

Distance: 1,3 mi
PO BOX 5270 Al Zubery St

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
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Videos from the area

Sana'a; most beautiful city in the world

Published: March 01, 2013
Length: 12:57 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Taco Petri

Sana'a is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The old city of Sana'a is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Capital of Yemen. Share if you like...

Bruno Blanchet - Globe-Trotter Académie 5/10 (Sanaa, Yémen)

Published: June 11, 2013
Length: 53:07 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: CorrosionX4

Journey to Yemen

Published: October 05, 2013
Length: 37:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ismail Al.Mahdi

Yemen is a beautiful and historical place to visit. This short film only shows just a little about what is Yemen . Big thanks to Zakaria for being the hero of this short film. I hope you...

Yemen Leader Apologizes to US for Embassy Attack

Published: September 13, 2012
Length: 14:03 min
Rating: 2 of 5
Author: Associated Press

Yemen's president has apologized to President Barack Obama for the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, by a mob angry over an anti-Islam film. (Sept. 13)

Dar al-Hajar- Sana'a, Yemen || دار الحجر- صنعاء اليمن

Published: November 25, 2012
Length: 00:23 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Shehab AL-Areedh

Dar al-Hajar- Sana'a, Yemen|| دار الحجر- صنعاء اليمن You'll find this mansion near Sana'a in eastern Yemen. Although the current structure was built in the early 1900s, there...

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