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Churches information

Aleppo , Syria
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Close to the museum you’ll find five major churches, each aligned to a different denomination.

Immediately west of the museum is the Syrian Catholic Church (Mar Assia al-Hakim), built in 1625 and happy to admit visitors who come knocking.

Next stop is the 19th-century Greek Orthodox Church and further beyond that, on Haret al-Yasmin, is the entrance to the 17th-century Armenian Cathedral of the 40 Martyrs ; if possible, it’s worth visiting on a Sunday to observe the Armenian Mass performed here, which is still pervaded with a sensuous aura of ritual. It starts at 10am and lasts two hours.

North of these three, on Saahat Farhat, are the Maronite Cathedral and a smaller Greek Catholic Church , which date to the 19th century.