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  • Madrassa al-Sultaniya - Aleppo

The Madrassa al-Sultaniya was built in 1223 AD by the Ayyubid governor of Aleppo, Sultan al-Aziz. It contains the tombs of governor's family. This Madrassa is located just south of the gateway to the Citadel and is now used solely as a mosque. The interior is simple, but was overly renovated. The mihrab is quite attractive with typical Ayyubid period decorative motifs and two small supporting columns with Corinthian capitals (possibly belonging to an older church?).

Directions: Opposite the south side of the Citadel

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2008
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