Aleppo - Chapter 2

Aleppo's most famous monument is the Citadel which dominates the skyline from partially man-made hill rising 50 meters above the main streets of the city centre. The present day construction dates back to the 13th century, although it was built on top of fortifications of many previous eras. With a garrison capable of housing 10,000 soldiers, a moat and a bridge it is considered one of the most spectacular fortresses of the Middle East and is a focal point for tourists. The surrounding area of the citadel has undergone extensive renovation in recent years to make it more attractive to tourists.

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