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Aleppo citadel is a huge military construction in the centre of the city, dating back to Medieval times when it became a fortress, though the earliest remains of any construction come from the 10th centrury B.C. It's impressively situated on a 50 m high mould that makes it possible to spot the construction from far away. It was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986

For the locals the loan outside the moat surrounding the citadel is a popular picnic site. In the evening the whole families come here and eat and drink and talk, or just sit on the wall around it and enjoy the warm night, enjoy each other's company...Syrians are such warm and helpful people, they're probably what travellers miss more when they leave the country...I do:-)

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