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Old City, Aleppo

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#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Aleppo
Explore the markets, caravanserais, madrasas, hammams, and mosques at Old City, a World Heritage Site bearing traces of millennia of settlement. The 13th-century Mamluk citadel dominates the landscape, attesting to the Arab military prowess at the time. Meanwhile, a 12th-century mosque and 16th- and 17th-century structures evoke the city's heritage as a crossroads of civilizations, including Hittite, Greek, Roman, and Ottoman. Wander the streets and take it all in, then stop for a traditional meal at one of the cozy restaurants. Note some attractions may have limited opening hours, so plan ahead. To visit Old City on your trip to Aleppo, use our Aleppo road trip website.
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  • Aleppo was an important city from very early days, and a capital of several Muslim states since half of 10th century. The Old Town is worth a visit mostly for the citadel with the magnificent...  more »
  • Never go to Syria is very very dangerous place. Not nice place & shops. Nothing to do there! Not enjoying & fun!  more »
  • Aleppo is the oldest inhabited city in the world. full of style, live and glamour. its streets takes you on a journey through all the different civilizations that lived in here. words can not...  more »

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