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Address: Aleppo, Syria

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One of the most magnificent experiences in one's life

A very exquisite experience in one's life, walking those narrow and very old streets of the old city which is still inhabited since thousands of years. The stone paved roads, old... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Imad H
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

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.

2 Thank victortwoone
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

A very exquisite experience in one's life, walking those narrow and very old streets of the old city which is still inhabited since thousands of years. The stone paved roads, old Arabic houses, craftsmen and people... The old mixed with new, restaurants and hotels in old houses, the taste and smells... Unfortunately..., all that is gone now to the war... More 

Thank Imad H
Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

When you walk in Aleppo in the old city you really feel like a basha or Sultan, everything you need and don't need is found there, you feel you want to stop at every place, it has tons of stories.

Thank 299saif
Damascus, Syria
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445 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The last time I visited the Old City in Aleppo, the Civil War had not started. It was a very beautiful visit and I hope that soon I will be able to return

1 Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Yerevan, Armenia
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

u need 2 much time 2 see & visit this place,u can feel urself in the past history. evrything hand made u can see how they make & made & win mony old still very interesting place

Thank ArzivHajinian
Oslo, Norway
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206 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2012

i have spent a couple of months in Aleppo a few years ago, and have otherwise visited the city many many times. This is a wonderful city, with one of the best preserved old markets in the Middle East. interesting as a city, because of the incredible heterogeneous population, ,Armenians (most of them are grandsons and daughters of the survivers... More 

Thank fabiofort
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

when it was really old I'm sure it was better than now as now it looks a disaster....

1 Thank maninblackthe1
Beirut, Lebanon
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

If In Aleppo , u can not miss visiting the old historical part of the vibrant city , where u can walk through "al medina" which is the old bazar and comes second after istanbul , or visit the famous castle from the mamlouki period or many khans where al shouneh is a pleasant place to discover syrian crafts. u... More 

1 Thank MrTBeirut
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Just a few minutes walk from the citadel, you will get transferred back to the Ottoman period (mid 19th century): spices, faux bijoux, meat, clothes, laurel soaps, sweets, rosaries... etc. Don't miss it

Thank geto_dam
Aleppo, Halab, Syria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Old city of Aleppo is full of scenes, bars and restaurants. Sometimes I go there with my friends to hangout and take some photographs, Eat and drink. We spend hours there exploring the new places and walking in the Narrow streets.

1 Thank BlackDoomy

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