Khan Al Gumruk, Aleppo

2 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

  • Khan Al Gumruk
    by Robin020
  • Khan Al Gumruk
    by Robin020
  • Khan Al Gumruk
    by Robin020
  • MM212's Profile Photo

    Khan al-Gumruk

    by MM212 Updated Dec 13, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The largest of Aleppo's khans, Khan al-Gumruk (or al-Joumruk), was built in 1574 by the Ottoman governor, Hanzade Mehmet Ibrahim Pasha, in the heart of the covered Aleppo souk. It housed banks, as well as the consulates of French, British and Dutch commerce, and thus became the centre for foreign trading and diplomacy. Gumruk translates to "customs", which perhaps accurately describes the function of Khan al-Gumruk in the 16th/17th centuries when it was frequented by foreign merchants. Khan al-Gumruk continues to house approximately 250 shops to this day, mostly specialising in textiles.

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Based on a Youtube video posted in October 2012, Khan al-Gumruk suffered some damage because of the shelling by the Syrian government forces. In the footage I saw, the dome had a hole through it.

    The grand portal of Khan al-Gumruk (Dec 06) Another entrance - March 2008
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Khan al Gumruk

    by Robin020 Written Feb 2, 2012

    Is massive khan, Khan It was built in 1574 by the Ottoman governor, al-Gumruk Has more than approximately 250 shops from cloth to whatever you want jewerly leather like amaze inside but shopkeepers are really friendly you will be invited for some tea or coffee while hanging around.
    so do not hasitate to sit at soem shops when you can tired.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Aleppo

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

33 travelers online now


Hotels Near Khan Al Gumruk
3.0 out of 5 stars
1 Review
0 miles away
4.0 out of 5 stars
0.4 miles away
4.5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
1.1 miles away

View all Aleppo hotels