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Citadel, Aleppo: 49 reviews and 140 photos

  Carved calligraphy on the walls of the mosque
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Built in 1214 by the Ayyubid ruler, al-Ghazi, the Great Mosque of the Citadel was strategically positioned at the point of highest elevation on the Citadel hill. The 21 metre minaret thus added to the height and had the dual use of minaret to call for prayers and observation tower to detect invasions in advance. The structure is no longer used as a mosque, but has preserved its simple medieval design and layout.

Address: Inside the Citadel

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2007
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