Aleppo Daily Life Walking Tour, Aleppo

Aleppo is home to a diverse population of people from a number of different backgrounds, both Christian and Muslim. The lifestyle here is somewhat different to the West: most locals prefer to spend their leisure time in restaurants with their families, for example, and there are very few nightclubs here. Take our tour to explore the daily life of the city.
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Aleppo Daily Life Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Aleppo Daily Life Walking Tour
Guide Location: Syria » Aleppo (See other walking tours in Aleppo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: vickyc
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Souq Alhal

1) Souq Alhal

Souq Alhal is a crop market which offers a huge variety of exotic fruits and vegetables. This fresh products gives the market a colorful and bright ambiance that makes it a pleasure for visitors to walk around in. You can find other types of food on sale here as well.
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Amman Supermarket

2) Amman Supermarket

This supermarket is a cornerstone of daily life in Aleppo, and you are sure to find many locals here buying goods for their daily needs. It’s also a nice place to find local goods such as tasty baked bread and pitas, as well as cheeses, meats and much more.
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Al Abbarh Mosque

3) Al Abbarh Mosque

While there are many mosques in the city, you will also notice that Christians live happily here side by side with Muslims. In this large mosque, you can see lots of local Muslims saying their regular prayers. The building itself has a dome, spires and many other features intrinsic to the local Arab architecture.
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Wanes Restaurant

4) Wanes Restaurant

While situated in the tourist area of the city, this chain restaurant is very popular with locals. You will see many families coming here to enjoy a good Arab-style meal. Visitors can enjoy a number of great local dishes here too.
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Marjorjos Park

5) Marjorjos Park

This small park attracts many locals, some of whom like to simply walk through the park as they go about their daily business. Others come with their children to enjoy the fountains while sitting in the shade.
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Roman Orthodox Church

6) Roman Orthodox Church

Aleppo has a number of different Christian communities, including Catholic and Orthodox. This Roman Orthodox Church is a small church nestled between residential buildings in the Christian quarter. It is surrounded by residential houses. Here you can meet some of the Christians that live in the city.

Walking Tours in Aleppo, Syria

Create Your Own Walk in Aleppo

Create Your Own Walk in Aleppo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Aleppo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
North-West of Aleppo Walking Tour

North-West of Aleppo Walking Tour

The northwestern area of Aleppo is a beautiful district with a number of interesting sights to attract the visitor. You can find several magnificent mosques in this part of town, for example, and there are beautiful parks and Arabic restaurants too. Take our Northwestern Aleppo Walking Tour to see the best spots in the area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

There are plenty of amazing landmarks in this beautiful city of Northern Syria. While you may not know it, Aleppo is one of the oldest cities on Earth. Take this orientation walk to see the most popular attractions in Aleppo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Aleppo Religious Sights Tour

Aleppo Religious Sights Tour

The beautiful city of Aleppo in northern Syria is home to a number of great religious sights. While as you may expect, the majority of local population is Muslim, the city is also home to one of the wealthiest Christian communities in the East. As a result, there are many impressive churches as well as grand mosques to see in Aleppo on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Northern Aleppo Walking Tour

Northern Aleppo Walking Tour

The area to the north of the famous Citadel in the ancient city of Aleppo offers a number of fascinating archaeological attractions, including historic sites and informative museums. In this part of the city you can also visit an ancient cemetery and a souq market housed in a historic palace. Take our self-guided tour to see the most interesting spots in northern Aleppo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Aleppo for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Aleppo has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Aleppo, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.