Muhafazat Halab Things to Do

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Muhafazat Halab Things to Do

  • Citadel

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 citadel. Above the doors are the most interesting intertwined snake carvings along with Arabic inscriptions. Past the doors is a zigzag of corridors with...

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  • Christian Quarter

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 working in business.

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  • Souqs

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 stalactite domes, set along the straight roads that were once the Roman cardo maximus and decumanus maximus. Although the souk has existed since...

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  • Umayyad Mosque

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 Omayyad Mosque edifice that was left to them by the previous dynasty, the Hamdanids. The intricately carved 45-metre high minaret is a fine example of...

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  • The Old City

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    Aleppo Things to Do

    The Mahmandar Mosque was built in 1303 by Hassan ibn Blaban ibn al-Mahmandar, who gave the mosque its name. Its unique feature is the beautifully carved minaret, which exhibits central Asian influences in its architecture. The base of the minaret is square and the middle is octagonal, while the upper section is cylindrical and the top is flat. Each...

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  • National Museum

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 civilisation that existed in Syria from pre-historic to Islamic, and most were found in and around Aleppo. The entrance of the museum is decorated with...

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  • Bab Antakya - Antioch Gate

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 see it today dates from 1245 AD, with minor later additions. It was once one of the more important gates of Aleppo as it gave access into the city's...

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  • Madrassa Halawiyya

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 revenge. The 6th century cathedral, which had been erected over the original cathedral built by Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, had...

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  • Hammam Al-Nahasin

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 luxurious hammams in Aleppo, with a circular steam room under a domed roof.

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  • Hammam Yalbougha An Nasry

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 and black stones. A recent successful restoration has made this hammam most popular, particularly among tourists. It also opens for women twice a week.

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  • The Clock Tower

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 late 19th/early 20th century. It is located just outside the old city limits at Bab al-Faraj area. Seen in the attached photo is the clock tower, with...

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  • Khan Al Gumruk

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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...

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  • Saint Simon Citadel

    Aleppo Things to Do

    Saint Simeon Citadel: It’s a great place to visit The Saint Simeon was a Byzantine Church And the center of the church there’s a big great stone where wise Simeon decided to pass his life upon it…meditating and praying and philosophizing!!! The view , nature , stones , has special energy… That will never leave you unimpressed.

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  • Yalbouga Hammam

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 middle of the fourteenth century AD. When he took the sword of state Prince Mamluk Yaboulga, and it was to the bathroom three basements of the castle and...

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  • Museum of Popular Tradition

    Aleppo Things to Do

    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 house of the 17th century. Each room has a different collection: an exhibition of guns from the ancient till the crusader and the Ottoman’s era, the...

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  • A guided tour

    Our guide Mustafa Jasem (Abu Abdo) has been working at the site since he was a child and as he has been there for a very long time he also knows very much and is interesting to listen to. While working he has picked up several languages and maybe he can give you a guided tour in your own language.With a mirror, reflecting the sun, he points to...

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  • The Baptistery

    South of the church is the baptistery. Many pilgrims who came here were not Baptist jet and therefore had to get Baptist before they could enter the church. It was easily done in the walk-through baptismal font. Steps are leading down to the font and on the other side steps are leading up and out.

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  • Stone work

    The ornamental carved stonework is nice and believed to first have been used in St Simone to later become a common design in Byzantine architecture.Looking closely you will also notice there are several types of crosses. You can see the Maltesian-, Byzantine-, Greek- and Roman-Latin crosses.

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  • The ascet

    As very young St Simeon Stylites joined a monastery. It was not ascetic enough so he withdrew to a cave and he passed his days with prayer and meditation. As pilgrims started to come and he got a lot of unwanted attention he built a pillar that in the beginning was three metres high, with a platform on top. He lived 40 years on top of a pillar, but...

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  • St Simeon

    On a hilltop, about 40 km northwest of Aleppo, are the ruins of Church of St Simeon. Here the ascetic Simeon Stylites sat on a pillar for 40 years. He became known all over the Byzantine world and pilgrims came to see him.After Simeon’s death a large church was built in the shape of a cross with the pillar in the middle of an octagonal...

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Muhafazat Halab Hotels

  • Beit Salahieh Hotel

    The Beit Salahieh, is a lovely hotel (converted from a 15th century palace), which has panoramic...

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  • Sheraton Aleppo Hotel

    Try a breakfast in the Sheraton, all you wish to eat and more... And if you love ancient times,...

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  • Jdayde Hotel

    Jdayde Area, Alhatab Square, Aleppo, Syria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Martini Dar Zamaria Hotel

    Jdaideh Alhatab Square, Aleppo, 13114, Syria

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Riga Palace

    Bustan Kul Ab Street, Aleppo, Syria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Coral Julia Dumna Hotel

    I stayed 2 weeks with my husband and our daughter at Hotel Coral Julia Dumna which is about 10...

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  • Tourist Hotel

    Stay there 2X1 night. Ask both time for a single room but the management was not too keen on giving...

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  • Park Hotel

    Baghdad Station Street, PO Box 669, Aleppo, Syria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Baron Hotel

    cool place and has nice restaunt on the top that serve alchol as well.

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