Shahba شهبا

Shahba (شهبا)

Shahba (شهبا) is one of the most unique and best preserved Roman cities in the whole of Syria. The modern city largely keeps to the original Roman plan, and there are substantial remains of the Roman baths, amphitheater, a temple and other monuments. Shahba (شهبا) is arguably the most impressive site in the region and shouldn’t be missed if traveling in the area.


Getting There: Buses and microbuses travel between Damascus (دمشق) and Shahba (شهبا) from the early morning into the evening. They depart from the bus station just southeast of Bab Musalla Square (ساحة باب مصللى), southwest of the old city. These depart only when full, but tend to be very frequent. The microbuses take about 1.5 hours, while the larger buses charge less and often take a bit more time. Very frequent buses and microbuses connect Shahba (شهبا) and al-Suweida (السويداء), making it easy to combine a visit to Shahba (شهبا) with other nearby sites.

Coordinates: 32°51’13.05″N / 36°37’36.04″E

Transliteration Variants: Shahaba

Rating: 8 / 10

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