Old City of Sana’a

Old City of Sana’a

Sana'a, or Sana'a is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sana'a Governorate. The city 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. The Great Mosque of Sana'a, built in the 7th century AD, is one of the most important landmarks of the old city. The city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

Site Information

Country: Yemen

District: Sana’a Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Kingdom of Sheba

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Old City of Sana’a

Date of Inscription: 1986

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