Azem Palace Museum
This small but lovely museum was once the residence of the governor, As’ad Pasha al-Azem (r 1700-42). The haramlek (women’s quarters),...
The so-called Artists' Palace occupies a former khan, or travellers' inn; the old storerooms are now used as makeshift studio and...
The historic Hammam al-Uthmaniyya, is spotlessly clean and popular with the locals.
Overlooking the splendid An-Nuri Mosque, river and water wheels, serves good mezze, alcohol and nargileh.
An-Nuri Mosque information
A short distance north of Azem Palace is the splendid riverside An-Nuri Mosque, built by the Muslim commander Nureddin, uncle of Saladin, in the late 12th century. If you cross the bridge beside the mosque, you have a very picturesque view of the river and three norias, which are, from east to west, Al-Kaylaniyya , As-Sahuniyya and Al-Jabariyya .