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Saint Simon Citadel (Sam’an Citadel, Qalat Samaan)

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Nice morning journey

I have been to this citadel to pray with a group from the church, I must say it was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
George M
via mobile
Witnessing a biblical event.

I can't bear to see if this incredible site has also been plundered and destroyed. Its location... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Chris W
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7 May 2017
“Nice morning journey”
1 Sep 2015
“Witnessing a biblical event.”
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Aleppo, Syria
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to this citadel to pray with a group from the church, I must say it was an amazing prayers we had !! The citadel is pretty nice, there are shops to buy from what ever you need and the places are nice...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I can't bear to see if this incredible site has also been plundered and destroyed. Its location, high on a plateau overlooking a vast flat valley landscape is truly awesome. The site was (2007 when I went) extremely well looked after. There's the usual locals...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I am adding photos to share memories of a beautiful place, the journey was amazing, such a beautiful country

2  Thank January1872
Reviewed 29 November 2013

It was a bit of a hike to get to it but its fully worth seeing. Saint Simon was said to have sat on top of the pillar what a life.

1  Thank SenaniPonnamperuma
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Serene ruin of a monastery about an hour drive from Aleppo, situated among olive trees. Getting there, you will probably drive by abandoned buildings known as Dead Cities/Villes mortes, ask your driver for a short stop to go explore one of the buildings for example....More

3  Thank gammeldansk80
Reviewed 7 April 2011

My wife and I were on the way from Hama to Aleppo and we were ahead of schedule so we decided to pop in here. The images online had not been that impressive so we did not expect much, it was just on our "B-List"...More

1  Thank Flat_Planet
Reviewed 10 January 2009

The citadel of St. Simeon is fabulous on several levels. The site dates back to the 5th century C.E. and became famous with the arrival of Simeon, who made the site a major tourist attraction/pilgrimage destination even during his lifetime. Simeon used to stand on...More

4  Thank travellerin30s
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