Although the Yemeni capital is a deeply religious city it is not fanatical. The press emphasizes the problems, but you will find friendly people wherever you go. The political turmoil and fundamentalism is exaggerated in the newspapers. The Grand Mosque was inaugurated in 2008 and is a huge white marble building. Although it is relatively simple, it contains magnificent craft work. I saw the library and women's prayer rooms with their valuable carpets and velvet curtains, modern computers and air conditioning throughout the building. To visit it, as in all mosques, women and men enter separately, head, arms and legs covered. Hopefully soon the situation will improve and Yemen will receive the visitors it deserves. Sana'a is a World Heritage Site.
This place, in spite of its location, is currently one of the most interesting places I have visited in my life. The photo was taken from a wall where I was standing overlooking the market. In the photo, you can see the colors, looks and smells that trap any traveler. Two years ago now I went to Yemen and although at first I had my fears, once I arrived, they all completely disappeared and I was really fascinated by the architecture and the friendliness of the people.