The city of Aleppo (حلب) has a long tradition of trade and commerce, and has historically been Syria’s major economic center. The traditional markets (اسواق) of the old city were, for centuries, the hub of this commercial activity. This maze of covered markets (اسواق) is far more extensive than any other in Syria, totaling a remarkable seven kilometers in length. Exploring these markets (اسواق) is certain to be a highlight of any visit to Syria.
Getting There: The traditional markets (اسواق) of Aleppo (حلب) are spread throughout the old city, but are mostly concentrated south of the Great Mosque of Aleppo (جامع حلب الكبير) and southwest of the Aleppo Citadel (قلعة حلب).
Coordinates: 36°11’55.00″N / 37°09’25.00″E
Transliteration Variants: None
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