Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), Aleppo

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During the war, troops damaged Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan) and left this oldest Byzantine church in ruins, however it is part of a World Heritage Site. You can get a feel for the church's original construction and its architectural style, however, walls are damaged. A picturesque landscape surrounds the site and adds to the significance of the site. Locals sell handmade products, so you can buy some souvenirs on the spot. Take the guesswork out of planning a Aleppo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • While the monasticism started in Egypt, Syria was an early follower. St Simon the Elder's (late 4th-first half of 5th century) innovation was that he stood on a pillar for many years. He attracted...  more »
  • I have been to this citadel to pray with a group from the church, I must say it was an amazing prayers we had !! The citadel is pretty nice, there are shops to buy from what ever you need and the...  more »
  • I can't bear to see if this incredible site has also been plundered and destroyed. Its location, high on a plateau overlooking a vast flat valley landscape is truly awesome. The site was (2007 when I....  more »
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