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

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Historic Site Military Facility
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. With our world travel planner, Aleppo attractions like Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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 plac...  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 »
  • I am adding photos to share memories of a beautiful place, the journey was amazing, such a beautiful country  more »

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