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Old City

Address: Aleppo, Syria
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Aleppo
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Yerevan, Armenia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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

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Merida, Mexico
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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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

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Cairo, Egypt
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

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

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Beirut, Lebanon
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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

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Damascus, Syria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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

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Aleppo, Halab, Syria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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.

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New York City, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

My wife and really enjoyed walking around the streets of the Old Quarter but we messed up our timing - most of the churches are open to tourists from 8AM - Noon (or 1PM) and then are closed the rest of the day. Some re-open for an hour or so around 4PM and on some nights they have evening mass.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

this is a great place to drive through or walk around to see how life was like log tome ago. the architecture is really nice and i recommend you visiting on a non-Friday so you can be able to enter all the shops they have.

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Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

I am not sure who was more startled; me or the rat. He scuttled into a large opening below a stone dwelling and I wandered on through deserted, narrow streets to see more of ancient Aleppo on a Friday. A medieval city whose original buildings are still inhabited is a history lesson in an afternoon and not to be missed.... More

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New York City, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

No doubt, the souqs are fabulous when all the shops are open and everything is bustling. However, I found myself there on a Friday when all Muslim shops are closed and was expecting a pretty drab experience. Instead, I found that I was actually able to look at the architecture of the souq and wander around peacefully, which was a... More

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