City Orientation Walk, Aleppo

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.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
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: 4.6 km
Author: vickyc
Citadel of Aleppo

1) Citadel of Aleppo (must see)

The Citadel of Aleppo is a large medieval fortified palace in the center of the old city of Aleppo. It is considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world. Usage of the Citadel hill dates back at least to the middle of the 3rd millennium BC. Subsequently occupied by many civilizations including the Greeks, Byzantines, Ayyubids and Mamluks, the majority of the construction as it stands today is thought to originate from the Ayyubid period. Dominating the city, the Citadel is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Al-Sultaniyah Madrasa

2) Al-Sultaniyah Madrasa

Al-Sultaniyah Madrasa is a large religious and educational complex that has been in Aleppo since the 13th Century. Set near the Citadel, it is also the site of the tomb of a sultan among many other ancient...   view more
Al-Uthmaniyah Madrasa

3) Al-Uthmaniyah Madrasa

Al-Uthmaniyah Madrasa is a madrasah complex was established by Ottoman Pasha Al-Duraki in 1730 and was originally named Madrasa Ridaiya. The madrasa, which includes a mosque, boasts one of the tallest minarets in Aleppo, built in the traditional Ottoman pencil-shaped style. It is centered on a large courtyard with small garden plots. Two iwans and a prayer hall covered with domes grace the northern and southern sides of the courtyard. This madrasa was an active institution for religious studies...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Al-Halawiyah Madrasa

4) Al-Halawiyah Madrasa (must see)

Al-Halawiyah Madrasa is a madrasah complex built in 1124 on the site of Aleppo's Great Byzantine Cathedral of Saint Helena of the 5th century, where, according to tradition, a Roman temple once stood. Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, built a great Byzantine cathedral there. When the Crusaders were pillaging the surrounding countryside, the city's chief judge started to convert the cathedral into a mosque in 1123 during the reign of Balak Ibn Bahram Ibn Ourtoq. In 1149,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Clock Tower

5) Clock Tower (must see)

The Clock Tower is one of Aleppo’s most prominent landmarks. It was built in 1898-1899 by the Austrian architect of Aleppo city Charles Chartier with the help of the Syrian engineer Bakr Sidqi, under Ottoman ruler of Aleppo; wāli Raif Pasha. Set close to the Old Town, near the historical gate of Bab al-Faraj, this tower is an amazing example of the Ottoman-Baroque style of the 19th and 20th centuries. The design of the tower resembles the old Islamic minarets with four similar facades, topped...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Al Assad Square

6) Al Assad Square

Aside from the many ancient sights, Aleppo has more modern landmarks as well. Set on the charming Al Assad Square in the center of the city, you’ll find an impressive bronze statue. It is known as the Memorial Monument to the Martyr Bassel Al Assad. Ten tons of bronze were used to make this great monument by famous contemporary Syrian master Abdul Rahman...   view more
Al Baladi Palace

7) Al Baladi Palace

The Al Baladi Palace is the city’s municipal palace. The first thing you are sure to notice about this complex is the Baladiyah tower, which is the highest point in Aleppo. Opposite the palace you can find a small park with a beautiful...   view more
Public Park

8) Public Park

Covering 17 hectares, the urban public park of Aleppo is the largest park in all of Syria. With its hexagonal shape the park is located in Gare de Baghdad district covering an area between Jamiliyeh and Aziziyeh districts. Open since the 1940s, it has provided a great service to the people of the city for decades. This beautiful green space has the Queig river running through it, and wonderfully illuminated at night fountains. The park is home to many art works of famous Syrian sculptors. There...   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
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
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
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