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Aleppo Citadel

Top of hill, Aleppo city, Aleppo, Syria
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Aleppo
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Architectural Buildings, Castles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Aleppo is the nicest city on the whole world. And aleppo castle is the hugest castle and it's very nice castle .

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Cainta, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Back in 1980, a very good friend Abdul Oshana accompanied my Dance Troupe (McRob's Darling Belles Internationale) to an attraction closely similar to this citadel in Aleppo. But according to our tour guide, it was the Castle of King Nebuchadnessar - where ceilings has trap holes where boiling oil is poured on invading soldiers should they manage to reach the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Some say that it is the oldest and largest castle in the world and has been occupied by Greeks, Byzantines, Ayyubids and Mamluks. The ruins found today are mostly from the time of the Ayyubids when it was an important fort against the Crusaders. It is surrounded by what was once a huge moat and the entrance up a long... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

unfortunately according to the news this site has been destroyed completely. In 2007 the town was being renovated, and repairs were being made to the citadel, a paved area below the citadel with cafes allowed for a boulevard feel. (Ignore 2012 date was off limits then).

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This place is very nice and remind sme of Alaadin times. You will enjoy viewing the City of Aleepo. It is very nice where you can find alot of coffeshops just in the below entrance, however, it needs more maintenance with alot of care and passion. It is one of the most oldest Citadel if not the oldest. It is... More

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Flensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Cruisader castle built on top of a mound overlooking the old town (souq), impressive, good to visit with children because it's a real "knight" castle and no manor. Afterwards, get a cup of coffee in one of the small cafes at the foot of the citadel afterwards and enjoy the view...

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Giza, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

aleppo citadel one of the famous citadel in all over the world as clear from name citadel lay in allepo in Syria far from Damascus by around 320 KM her you can spend around three hours to visit it beside citadel many coffee shop area from roof of citadel you can see all aleppo city under you

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

i dont know when & who build this,but i know inveders only once by the great king DIKRAN 200 b.c.(he inveder the half earth) u can see in this citadel how its big & huge & builded strongly 2 diffence & attack in the same time & the special thing inside the tunnels 200 km lenght 2 help survive &... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Brilliant as a 1st time tourist, guides do speak alot of languages, if you go in summer be prepared to wear a hat, the guide will need to be tipped about 500 syrian pounds, There is a little cafeteria at the top that charges triple the price of everything but its not that bad if your a tourist

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The citadel is only entered via the stone walkway near the souk. Once inside there are mosques, baths, throne rooms and many little streets connecting things. In its day this citadel could withstand sieges for the full population and the work restoring it is providing a great picture of what life would be like. The walls are in perfect condition... More

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