North-West of Aleppo Walking Tour, Aleppo

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.
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North-West of Aleppo Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: North-West of Aleppo Walking 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: 3.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Al Siddique Mosque

1) Al Siddique Mosque

The Al Siddique Mosque attracts lots of tourists because of its archetypal Arabic architecture. Once you have seen the other ancient mosques in Old Town Aleppo, take a trip here to see this truly Syrian house of worship.
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Grand Station Restaurant

2) Grand Station Restaurant

The Grand Station Restaurant is a large modern restaurant located near the railway station. It offers a huge range of Oriental dishes, including Syrian and Bangladeshi dishes. American, Australian and Austrian favorites can also be found here. Whatever you choose, you are sure to enjoy this restaurant’s very low prices.
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Al Fateh Mosque

3) Al Fateh Mosque

The Al Fateh Mosque is a large, beautiful edifice that was built in true Arabic architectural style. You can admire its high towers, columns and domes from the street level, where the mosque stands prominently in between residential buildings surrounding it.
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Alintaj Souq

4) Alintaj Souq

One thing you must do on your trip to Syria is visit one of Aleppo’s markets, known as souqs. Considered among the best of their kind in the whole country, these markets offer all kinds of goods including fabrics, clothes, perfumes, silver, herbs, spices and more.
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Al Sabeel Mosque

5) Al Sabeel Mosque

The Al Sabeel Mosque stands out from the outside because of its tall tower. Once inside, you will notice the distinctively Arabic vaulted ceilings. This mosque, which is also set in a residential area, attracts many worshipers from the local district.
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Franciscan Church and School

6) Franciscan Church and School

This complex is the Christian religious and educational center of the city. Occupying a large section of the area, this group of buildings make for a pleasant and unusual architectural sight. Both the church and school buildings impress with their classic design, more commonly seen in the West.
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Al-Rahman Mosque

7) Al-Rahman Mosque

The Al-Rahman-Mosque is the largest mosque in northwestern Aleppo. Built in modern Arabic style, it makes for quite a sight with its enormous dome and six towers. The dome is richly decorated, as are the two tall and four small towers. The interior of this important house of worship is no less impressive.
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Al Sabil Public Park

8) Al Sabil Public Park

The Al-Sabil Park is a 6-hectare long-standing urban park with a rectangular shape. Its fountains and monuments make it a beautiful place to walk around in. The park was opened in 1895, under the Ottoman ruler of Aleppo; wāli Raif Pasha. It was named after a water-drinking fountain called Sabil ad-darawish, located on the area where the park was founded. In May 2007, new dancing water fountains were installed at the centre of the park. Look out for the unusual fountain in the western corner of the park known as Dwar Al Sabil, which is in the shape of a jug. You can avail of playgrounds and a restaurant inside the park as well.
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.
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
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

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.