The doorway into the Citadel at the top of the ramped bridge is located on the right hand side. It was deliberately placed on the side in order to prevent attackers from forcing their way into the... more
Jedida means new in Arabic so letterly means new quarter,
Mainly resindent are Armenians and Maronite who settled in Aleppo some time ago Christians in Aleppo have a good high life stype mostly... more
Since its construction in 1090 AD, the magnificent square minaret has become a defining symbol and a focal point for the city of Aleppo. It was added to the mosque by the Seljuks who renovated the... more
Aleppo's souk is the best in Syria and perhaps the whole of the middle east. An entire day or more could be dedicated to exploring intriguing shops in a narrow grid of alleys with vaulted ceilings and... more
The Aleppo Archaeological Museum, a rather unattractive 1970s building, houses an excellent collection of Syrian archeological finds. The objects on display guide the visitor through time and every... more
As Crusaders forces ruthlessly pillaged the Aleppine countryside in the 12th century AD, the ruler of Aleppo converted the ancient Great Cathedral of Saint Helena into a mosque as a means of passive... more
Named after the city it faces, the Gate of Antioch is located at the western end of Old Aleppo. Although a gate existed on this site since Graeco-Roman times, and possibly earlier, the structure as we... more
Bath is considered to be the most beautiful bathrooms in all Aleppo, and is located in front of the south tower of the Citadel of Aleppo, built and is due to the early rule of the Mamluks in the... more
Considered Syria's most beautiful hammam (Arab bath), the 16th century Hammam al-Nasri continues to function to this day. It is distinguishable by the yellow dome and its façade's alternating yellow... more
Every city in the Ottoman Empire seems to have been gifted with a clock tower in the early 20th century. Aleppo was no exception. Its clock tower was designed in Ottoman-Baroque style, typical of the... more
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... more
The Museum of Popular Tradition, even if you are not interested in this kind of things, still worth a visit. Situated in Al-Jdeide quarter, it is sheltered in Beit Ajiqbash, a beautiful decorated... more
Hammam al-Nahasin, or Bathhouse of the Coppersmiths, is in the oldest part of Aleppo's covered souk, and dates back to the early thirteenth century. It was restored in 1985. It is now one of the most... more
Aleppo is famous in Syria not only as the second biggest and important city after Damascus ,but also as the center of trade and the borderline between far east and Europe...also they say it's one of...
Aleppo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a wonderful old place and its magnificent citadel is one of the must-see sights of the Middle East. Aleppo, or Halab, was my home from June to September,...