Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan), Aleppo

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During the war, troops damaged Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan) and left this oldest Byzantine church in ruins, however it is part of a World Heritage Site. You can get a feel for the church's original construction and its architectural style, however, walls are damaged. A picturesque landscape surrounds the site and adds to the significance of the site. Locals sell handmade products, so you can buy some souvenirs on the spot. Take the guesswork out of planning a Aleppo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • While the monasticism started in Egypt, Syria was an early follower. St Simon the Elder's (late 4th-first half of 5th century) innovation was that he stood on a pillar for many years. He attracted muc...  more »
  • The history of this place satisfied with interesting and everything is preserved in less well-maintained. Travelled by minibus from Aleppo and local resident planted a bit. The Hill otkryvaesja. Bull in 2012,
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