Old City of Mosul

Old City of Mosul

The old city is located on the right side of the city of Mosul, which was the last stronghold of the “ISIS” organization, which controlled the city for about 3 years. The infrastructure in the old city was destroyed and its cultural and religious landmarks were destroyed, including the minaret of the Al-Nuri Mosque, which represents the icon of Mosul dating back to the century. twelveth.

Al-Tahira Syriac Catholic Church, one of the largest churches in Iraq and the Middle East, which is a prominent historical landmark of the city of Mosul, and the church was opened in 1862. The Church of the Hour, which formed a center for the Dominican Fathers, which they founded since their arrival in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Although many buildings are still demolished, cafes, workshops and bakeries have opened their doors. Today, there are construction and restoration workshops in the old city within the framework of the “Revitalizing Mosul” project launched by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

You can walk around the old city to discover the extent of the destruction.

It is also recommended to visit the Hamam Al-Manqoush locality located in the old city, where you will find the Betna Foundation for Culture, which includes a folklore museum, a folklore cafe, a restaurant and shops selling souvenirs. .

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