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Dar Zamaria

Aleppo, Syria
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Dar Zamaria in Aleppo, Syria

Built in the 18th century to house a wealthy family, Dar Zamaria remains true to a once-glamorous way of Syrian life. To reach my room, I walked a short distance through an ancient limestone alley in Jedaideh, Aleppo’s historic Christian district. A morning buffet featured ful, a lemon juice–infused fava bean stew from Abu Abdu, a neighboring shop that prepares the best version of the dish in town. After the meal, I emerged from the lobby to find myself in the thick of Aleppo’s street life. I paused to watch a baker drying pitas on a fence. —Milena Damjanov

Dar Zamaria, 963/(0) 21-363-6100, from $105.