Northern Aleppo Walking Tour, Aleppo

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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Northern Aleppo Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Northern Aleppo Walking Tour
Guide Location: Syria » Aleppo (See other walking tours in Aleppo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: vickyc
Matbakh al-Ajami

1) Matbakh al-Ajami

Matbakh al-Ajami is a rare masterpiece of Zengid-era architecture. Dating from the 12th Century, it was originally a palace. It boasts a complex dome and a richly-decorated entranceway. Nowadays the building houses a souq, or market, where you can stroll around and browse the wonderful souvenirs of the Orient on sale.
National Museum of Aleppo

2) National Museum of Aleppo (must see)

The National Museum of Aleppo is the largest museum in the city of Aleppo, founded in 1931. The majority of the museum's exhibitions are devoted to the archaeology of Syria, with most of the finds coming from archaeological sites of the northern part of the country. After three decades, the building became too small to host the growing number of exhibited items. Therefore, it was decided in 1966 to demolish the old building and replace it with a larger, more modern structure. All historical periods are exhibited in the museum, however the greatest emphasis is put on the Iron Age, while there is a quite big Islamic section. The entrance is a temple gateway with a female sphinx from the Iron Age. The ground floor consists of two main sections: the Section of Prehistoric Culture and the Section of Ancient Syrian Civilizations. The internal courtyard of the museum is the home of huge basaltic statues of ancient Hittite and Roman mythological characters and a big third-century mosaic figure, while in the front courtyard, monuments of Assyrian, Aramaic, Byzantine and Arabic origins are exhibited.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum of Popular Tradition

3) Museum of Popular Tradition (must see)

The Museum of Popular Tradition is a very interesting museum where you can learn more about the culture of local communities, both ancient and modern. The exhibits tell of their customs and lifestyle using display pieces, such as traditional men and women clothes, traditional musical instruments and furniture. The museum itself is set within a historic building that features beautiful architecture.
Maysaloun Park

4) Maysaloun Park

The Maysaloun Park is located just across the road from the Ancient Cemetery. It is one of numerous beautiful parks in the city. Here you can see Aleppo pine trees and many other exotic plants. Look out for the mosque in the northeast corner of the park, which is open to visitors.
Ancient Cemetery

5) Ancient Cemetery

The Ancient Cemetery, also known as the Bone Mountain Graveyard, contains numerous ancient monuments and tombs. These centuries-old tombs are each made of different kinds of stone and are richly decorated.

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.
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
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

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.