Located in the historic Jdeideh (جديدة) neighborhood of Aleppo (حلب), Beit Ajqabash (بيت أجقباش) is a magnificent old home dating back to 1757. Constructed for a wealthy Christian trading family of the same name, it was restored in the 1980s and today houses the Museum of Popular Traditions (متحف التقاليد الشعبية). The home has a beautiful courtyard with a central fountain, and is richly decorated with carved stone over the windows and doorways. The museum is open to the public with a modest entrance fee.
Getting There: The Museum of Popular Traditions (متحف التقاليد الشعبية) is located in the southern section of the historic Jdeideh (جديدة) neighborhood of Aleppo (حلب), just east of the Syrian Catholic Church of Saint Asia al-Hakim (كنيسة مار اسيا الحكيم السريان الكاثوليك) and the Greek Orthodox Church (كنيسة الروم الاورثوذكس) and south of Hatab Square (ساحة الحطب).
Coordinates: 36°12’22.00″N / 37°09’24.00″E
Transliteration Variants: Beit Ajqebash, Beit Ajqibash, Beit Ajaqbash, Beit Ajeqbash, Beit Ajiqbash
Rating: (6 / 10)