Aleppo Castle Reviews
Aleppo Castle Aug 17, 2008
The Castle of Aleppo & the Museum:
the biggest oldest and perhaps the most impressive historical monument in Aleppo. Is situated at the center of the city on a hill about 40m high. Its ruins relate many successive civilizations which Aleppo witnessed since thousands of years. in the beginning it was a place of worship. Saluqos Nikato was the first to use it as a defince center in 312 B.C. Muslims entered the citadel peacefully and was reconstructed many times. The present shape dates back to the 13th century A.D. with additional restoration during AL-Mamluk period. Its style combines austerity with beauty. Handsome towers are built into the walls, its imposing entrance is protected by metal doors, and its fortifications are strengthened by deep moat. Inside the citadel is a small museum containing objects found during its restoration.
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