Aleppo Religious Sights Tour, Aleppo

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.
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Aleppo Religious Sights Tour Map

Guide Name: Aleppo Religious Sights Tour
Guide Location: Syria » Aleppo (See other walking tours in Aleppo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: vickyc
Tawhid Mosque

1) Tawhid Mosque

Tawhid Mosque is a contemporary mosque located on Khalil al-Hindawi street, on the right bank of the Queiq River. It was opened in 1981 and features a combined style of the early Islamic Abassid architecture and modern mosques. Situated in a largely Christian-populated quarter of Aleppo, the Tawhid Mosque is nestled among a number of churches. This fact tells you a lot about the high level of religious tolerance in Syria. At this elegant and splendid mosque, you will notice a large central dome...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St George's Cathedral

2) St George's Cathedral

St. George's is a Greek Catholic Cathedral of Aleppo. Like many other churches in the city, it is set around a small square. The building has a large dome flanked by two smaller domes. St. George's Cathedral is especially beautiful at night, when it is wonderfully...   view more
Church of the Holy Cross

3) Church of the Holy Cross

This Armenian Catholic church serves some of the many Armenians in Syria. Many of these people were refugees from conflict in their home country. The consecration of the church took place on 24 April 1993. It is the work of the Aleppine-Armenian architect Sarkis Balmanougian. As of April 2010, Father Nerses Zabbarian is the parish priest of Holy Cross...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Latin Church

4) Latin Church

While Aleppo has a variety of different churches, this Latin church is perhaps the most distinctive. It boasts extensive decorations and two high towers. The church’s French style architecture and its beautiful interior make it well worth seeing during your visit to the...   view more
St. Elias Maronite Cathedral

5) St. Elias Maronite Cathedral

The Saint Elias Cathedral is an Eastern Catholic church located in the Christian quarter of Jdeydeh. It is named after Elijah the prophet. The church was opened in 1873 and renovated in 1914. The building has two magnificent belfries at the facade, In 1914, during the period of Archbishop Michael Akhras, the dome was renovated and for that purpose, concrete was used in reconstruction works for the first time in the architecture history of Aleppo, with the help of experts from Belgium. In the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Forty Martyrs Armenian Church

6) Forty Martyrs Armenian Church

The Forty Martyrs Armenian Cathedral of Aleppo is a 15th century Armenian Apostolic church. It is significant among Armenian churches for having three altars. The church has no dome, but the bell tower is considered to be one of the unique samples of the baroque architecture in Aleppo. It is significant for being one of the oldest functioning churches in the Armenian diaspora.

The Armenian church of the Forty Martyrs in Aleppo was mentioned for the first time in 1476, in the second edition...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Mulla Khan Mosque

7) Mulla Khan Mosque

The Mulla Khan Mosque is a beautiful Ottoman era mosque with a splendid interior. There is a calm, pleasant space near the fountain of the mosque where you can stand and contemplate the amazing architecture of this house of...   view more
Great Mosque

8) Great Mosque (must see)

The Great Mosque of Aleppo is the largest and oldest mosque in the city of Aleppo. The present mosque dates form the 13th century Mamluk period. It is located in its Old City and is said to entomb the remains of Zechariah, father of John the Baptist. It was built in the beginning of the 8th century. However, the current building dates back to the 11th through 14th centuries. The minaret was built in 1090, and was destroyed during fighting in the Syrian civil war in April 2013. The site of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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
Aleppo Daily Life Walking Tour

Aleppo Daily Life Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 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
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