Church of Saint Simeon Stylites

Church of Saint Simeon Stylites

The Church of Saint Simeon Stylites, also Qalaat Semaan, Deir Semaan, is a historical building located northwest of Aleppo, Syria. It is the oldest surviving Byzantine church, dating back to the 5th century. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of Ancient Villages of Northern Syria in 2011.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Aleppo Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria

Date of Inscription: 2011

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It's one of my favorite locations to visit
02-04-2018 [Rajwa kayali]