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. 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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  • June 28, 2017
    The history of this place satisfied with interesting and everything is preserved in less well-maintained. Travelled by minibus from Aleppo and local resident planted a bit. The Hill otkryvaesja. Bull in 2012,
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  • May 7, 2017
    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 »
  • November 26, 2016
    A Byzantine Church there that the Saint had a picket and lingered on. The pole after his death, torn to pieces by the Christians to have a piece for blessing. Remained only the base of the column which were in the middle of the temple before the war.
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