Favorite thing: In the left corner in the east southern direction of the throne royal hall, you will find this path down to the secret passage for the King when he is surrounded and attacked even in his hall, in this way they says one of them leads to the middle of the old city of Aleppo through the underground.
Favorite thing: I just adore making good photos so they turn into great pictures, mostly I try to catch in many of them is to catch a view inside another one, like in this picture, some surrealism in our real world, thus this and many other similar pictures could easily win the picture of the year, Picture token in the King's Yard north gate with a view of Old city of Aleppo.
They are really high and well constructed with all kinds of defense,
Mongol barbarian attack to the citadel was hopeless to destroy and penetrate until the use wild catapults, but after the independence of the citadel, destroyed sections were soon rebuilt.
Welcome yes to the entrance of the Kings yard, meeting the gorgeous vestibule is the sign you are about to visit the most beautiful section in the Citadel, all the Royal rooms are very beautiful and rich in decoration
Like this vestibule
In the ceiling there are holes to make the Eyobian star which is the symbol of that empire, the magic thing which every tourist must try is the experiment:
Take your sunglasses on your hands and put it vertical to face the light of the star up it, and look to the reflection on your sunglasses, it is real rainbow beautiful star.
In the end before getting out from the secret path from the citadel!
You will find a light, sure the King who is escaping was not supposed to see the light, but there were another light for him: his safety!
Favorite thing: Well those great decoration inside each of the many sections of the Royal bath are amazing built and organized, they count the physic rules to keep the hot steam and heat in the bath for the pleasure of his majesty
You have to go up the buildings like Batman LOL to see where you are, and where to go!
That's my best way when I'm showing the Citadel to my visitors all over the world, by the way, I'm a good guide, please come and you'll see :-)
Favorite thing: From the top of the Citadel near the big Mosque you can watch the whole city of Aleppo changing your direction all around the citadel, but I advice you if it is possible to climb the tower of the Mosque, from there you will be happy watching the city like an Eagle :-)
It is the place where one of the Mouazens is calling to the prayers, the famous image of the East, it is rather to be a strong melody good voice so the people will have pleasure listening to it 5 times per day, that's why in 90% of cases Mouazen have a good voice
by the way ask the guide to demonstrate it, you’ll be fascinated of how the vice effect will be great as if he has a Microphone
One of the crazy things in the citadel of Aleppo is the Unfinished Mill!
One of the crazy Sultans *ottomans*
Wished to build a mill in the citadel, why, and what for, no body knows, but seems the people dislike the idea and disturbed him to complete it LOL
How could you enter such a place with no sign of ruins or so, the Aleppo citadel is no exception, mostly you can find in the city zone in the west side of the Citadel,
also till today the Archeologists are digging deeper to find treasures of 6000 years ago!
it is a new one, there where no such a place in the citadel, Syrian government suggest a very interesting movement to build it inside the Citadel, so all the festivals in Aleppo during the 4 seasons are celebrated in it here.
That is one of the doors of the market place leading up to the Mosque and city in your left, and coliseum in your right,
Once all those doors where looking more shiny and new now they are ancient but still cool!
Favorite thing: The road up will leads you to the Mosque yard, please don't hesitate while going through it, you'll find passages to left and right, go straight, and don't worry you'll see everything if you go straight first.