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Aleppo Citadel, Aleppo

Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
A major attraction within a large World Heritage Site, Aleppo Citadel rises up dramatically above the surrounding area as one of the biggest castles in the world. In its current form since the 13th century, the citadel features several highly decorated halls allowing a glimpse into the area's rich history and the many civilizations that thrived in this part of the world. A visit to Aleppo Citadel represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Aleppo vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Aleppo citadel in the Centre of the old town a hill shaped like a cone bottom base dimensions alarm (550 m * 350 m) and upper base that lies upon the Castle (375 m * 273 m) rising Castle about 50 meters from the city level and is reinforced with a circular wall and containing six towers overseeing the bumpy slope built towers that relate to the Castle by tunnels and beneath it a moat surrounding the hill from all sides inform about 30 m and depth of approximately 22 m and was previously covered hillside and huge stone paved but not left Only the section adjacent to the main gate entrance is the main Castle distinguishes a broad bridge slash with degree skips the trench over a series of eight stone archways in outer small Tower twinkling in the other end of the bridge and adjacent to the castle is a large Tower is a main gate leading into the castle to Castle seven armoured doors and covered with iron to resist fire and blows the attackers. Inside the castle there are cutting their antiquity is Ibrahim Al-Khalil mosque and fortress Noor DIN year 1162 a.d. Byzantine church ruins above either the great mosque was built by the apparent Ghazi bin Saladin (1210) a.d. square minaret height contains 20 meters in the northern part of the Castle and to the East of the mosque lies Ibrahim Pasha barracks constructed of stone extracted from the hillside.
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  • Dozens of countries and this is one of the most friendly people of Syria who had ... I can't see the end and let me die in an uproar, thanks a lot friends that think you fall ... Just helpless and sad tears. Citadel looked down, he was won the crowded scene of Aleppo, but constant ... Now and again I can't see? N. .. N. .. No way ...
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  • Trip taken around 1997-Historical Venue! A must see, visit, inhale the breath taking scenes. It was absolutely gorgeous! I felt very honored to visit this area. I must admit, I felt like a time travel...  read more »
  • Six years before l was here,it is very very nice,wonderful,excellent. But now the war already change everything,the historic sites was bombed by French Air Force,now this site bombed by themselves. This city Aleppo is a stone city,was the best city in Middle East. Walking inside the citadel is a great things,you can feel people was living here like normal life. And it has great view of Aleppo city. I don't know there is chance to go back or not
  • When we toured Syria in 2010, this was the place i most wanted to see. I wasn't disappointed. The citadel is spectacular, from the entrance bridge through the fabulous function rooms to the amazing panoramic views of Aleppo. Visit if you can......
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  • Incredible place with such stunning architecture and history. I visited in 2010 and hope it has survived the recent troubles.
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