Old City, Aleppo

4.3
#3 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 .
Create an itinerary including Old City
map
Old City Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
27 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 describe...  more »
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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 »
Places to stay near Old City

Plan your trip to Aleppo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Old City by other users

36 days in Syria BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Syria BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Syria BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Syria BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Syria BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Syria BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Syria BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Middle East & Africa BY A USER FROM CHILE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Syria BY A USER FROM LEBANON June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Syria BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Syria BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Syria BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans