Saint George’s Church:
It’s in my opinion the greatest church in Aleppo in Architectures.
It’s also located near Al Tawhhid Mosque.
And don’t be surprised any more of this wonderful Phenomena in Syria.
Moslems believes on Saint George too but they call him: Sire “Al Khouder”
You’ll see on his honor a Tomb inside Aleppo Citadel, of course without the body of Saint George, but only on his Honor.
It was built in the period of French occupation to Syria in: 1920
So it has the French style of Monasteries.
It was the school of my mother, and her Teachers were French Nuns.
Now days it lost the school quality but still have a group of French Nuns.
Today all the scouts of Aleppo have the membership in this Monastery.
My young sister Nour is a member now days.
Also many musical parties and other activities and Festivals are done on the Franciscan Monastery.
Sabah Fakhri is a wonderful singer that it's worth discovering. He sings the traditional qudood and muwashahat music types of Aleppo, which I discovered I really liked a lot. he's not such an obscure name as it may seem: in 1966 he was invited to perform at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. His music is very easy to find, since he's very popular in the Middle East. A curiosity: he's also mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records for a 10 hours long concert held in Caracas, Venezuela.
Surprise, surprise! It's possible to know what's going on in the world and in Syria after all! One of the local Tv stations (whose name i sadly don't remember) has short Syrian foreign news programs in several languages! I don't know about the English one, but the news in French are at 8 PM... it's basically a list of what world leaders have done and who they've met that day, but it's still better than nothing.
Aleppo is a crossroad city, therefore there are many ethnic groups and cultures that have influenced this historic city. In Aleppo there are Arabs, Armenians, Kurds, Jews, Russians, Turks and many others. There is also a great diversity in religions. Although most of the population is Muslim, there are also many Christian communities and a very small Jewish community.
People in Aleppo are usually very friendly and open to foreigners. Enjoy this overlooked jewel!
This place is were locals gather to have a drink and also families
many youngs and locals gathers for coffee and is situated in the univercity quarter.
The currency used in the Syria
is the Syrian pounds or Liras in Local language......
1 Euro =60 liras
The money in Arabic/Syrian called masari
70% of Aleppo's population are Sunni Muslims and in 2006 the city was designated the Capital of Islamic Culture. There was a special exhibition to mark the occasion.
A traditional Aleppo dish is lamb kebab mixed with cherry sauce. Personally, I found it too sweet. But, the locals are proud to point out this dish is unique to their city.
Aleppo's Museum should absolutely be Visited by you once you're in Aleppo.
It shows ancient remains of the ancient Civilizations which lived in this area.
It is like magic
When you came to Aleppo generally you will welcomed by the people here when they see you a travler and try give you any help they can .
The Beit Salahieh, is a lovely hotel (converted from a 15th century palace), which has panoramic...more
Try a breakfast in the Sheraton, all you wish to eat and more... And if you love ancient times,...more
Jdayde Area, Alhatab Square, Aleppo, Syria
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