The 13th-century Bab Antakya, the western gate of the old walled city, is all but completely hidden by the swarm of busy workshops...
Mosque of al-Kamiliyya
A great triumphal arch is thought to have stood on the site of Bab Antakya and part of its remains were used in the construction of...
Khan al-Tutun Sughayyer
Beyond Al-Kamiliyya mosque, a corrugated-iron roof blots out the sunlight and the souq proper starts. To the left are entranceways to...
Restaurant-Coffee Shop Ahlildar
Overlooking the entrance to the Great Mosque, this fine restaurant means you can eat and then return to the souqs without having to...
Al-Qaiqan Mosque information
Take a quick detour left, immediately after Bab Antakya, up a flight of stone steps beside a hammam (often flagged by towels drying outside), to a street that follows the line of the old city ramparts. In addition to fascinating views, there's the little Al-Qaiqan Mosque with its doorway flanked by basalt Byzantine columns, a façade studded with column segments, and a block inscribed with Hittite script embedded in the south wall.