Old City, Aleppo

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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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  • Who walks that we did around the city of Aleppo, among parks, monuments and a lot of humanity. The old town offers beautiful views that give an idea of what it meant at one time this frontier town with Turkey, a crossroads of merchants and refugees. The narrow streets of the Christian quarter are a perfect mingling of Islam State and Western Christian culture and has its roots in the 16th century.
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  • Unfortunately there is only one shop open and it has limited stock. Most of the customers have been shot or have left Aleppo. Such a shame.  more »
  • The old city of Aleppo was beautiful and had the biggest souk in the world before the destroy the war.
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