"Bab Al-Yaman" Sanaa Things to Do Tip by hydronetta

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The (Gate) Bab al-Yaman was built by the occupying Ottoman forces in 1870 and now provides a focal point for the trading activity of the old town. It is also a landmark separating the old city from the new one. Besides it is illuminated by night.
It now houses the Gallery Al-Bab and the Atelier where local artists exhibit their work (rather pricey but beautiful work).
Just inside the gate is a courtyard just before the souq starts. Old Sana'a was encircled by rampart which used to have six gates. Today only the southern gate (Bab Al-Yaman) has survived. Many parts of the rampart together with its towers have collapsed but still some parts exist. Particularly the eastern and the southern part adjacent to Bab AI-Yaman

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  • Updated Mar 23, 2006
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