Friday, June 03, 2005

Villa Rose

This is one of the most beautiful and unique buildings in Aleppo.

It is located in Azizieh district (Aleppo’s downtown), near the real estate bank and the newly opened Bank of Syria and Overseas.

Its name, Villa Rose, comes from the unique pink (rose) stones used to construct it.
It was built by the French during their mandate, to be used as a hospital. It was then transformed into a private residence for wealthy Aleppine families, who have exchanged its ownership many times, for very large sums of money.

It has recently been designated as a historical site by the ministry of tourism, which will protect it from being demolished and help preserving it for years to come.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

great site and pics of our beloved city Aleppo, thanks Rami. you know, every time I pass by Villa Rose, my appreciation and admiration of the aleppien architecture gets even bigger. my Mom was born in Villa Rose in 52, Aleppo was at its best according to my grandma. keep up the good work and thanks again.

June 03, 2005 8:52 AM  
Blogger Rami said...

Wow anonymous,
I am speechless!!!!
What are the odds that someone whose mom was born in villa rose will browse my blog and write a comment, AFTER ONLY 52 MINUTES FROM MAKING THE POST!!!!
Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your thoughts….
You just made my day :)

June 03, 2005 9:40 AM  
Blogger Baher said...

It looks very beautiful, thanks for the heads up.

June 03, 2005 10:20 AM  
Blogger Anonyma said...

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June 03, 2005 3:16 PM  
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

rami I just finished my exams, thank you for coming when I was away. Villa Rosa is really beautiful. Here in France the CIty of Toulouse is all pink..the whole of it.

June 03, 2005 4:21 PM  
Blogger Steliano Ponticos said...

BTW I am listening to Sabah Fakhri just now. I am flying..eb3atli jawab

June 03, 2005 4:23 PM  
Blogger Ghalia said...

Wow, it looks very beautiful it reminds me of one Arabic country I used to go, I should visit Allepo one day:)

June 03, 2005 4:27 PM  
Blogger Dina said...

The building is stunning! Looking at it one could assume it is somewhere in France... very nice.

June 04, 2005 10:29 AM  
Blogger Rami said...

Diablo, this Villa is one of the many jewels our city has to offer.
Glad you like my post...

Anonyma, thx for stopping by…

Welcome back Steliano…
Hope your exams went well.
Sabah Fakhri (or Istaz Sabah as we call him in Aleppo) is gold. Especially if you are interested in picking up the authentic Aleppine accent…

Ghalia, Ahla ou sahla in Aleppo anytime.
Don’t forget to bring your camera (you might need to start a new blog; cocktail Aleppo?!!!)…

Dina, glad you liked it. It is even more stunning up close…

June 04, 2005 3:54 PM  
Blogger aleppian said...

Hey Rami, thanks for this post. I will try to read your previous posts also, since I am new in blogs.
I am also everyday going beside this villa.
Go on depicting Aleppo's beautiful corners, which are unfortunately mostly invisible.

June 04, 2005 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is indeed a great villa, but weren't there stories about it being haunted? I mean, a lot of families bought it and sold it, and there were rumors that it was that true?

June 04, 2005 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Fadi-Amman said...

It's awesome!
it is definitely a marvellous city!
I will be visiting Aleppo by the end of the month! your blog is making me so excited!

June 05, 2005 7:24 PM  
Blogger Rami said...

Anonymous, I have never heard that before...
Probaly coz, as you said, so many families bought and sold it, PPL started making these stories about it being haunted.

Fadi-Amman, welcome to Aleppo anytime...

June 07, 2005 7:48 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been there and i ve seen belongs to who right now?

July 05, 2010 2:37 AM  
Anonymous pattaya villas said...

It is good to know that the ministry of tourism decided to preserve Villa Rose. I think it will be a lot more useful for the public this way than as a rich family's residence.

February 01, 2012 10:40 AM  
Blogger Paul Saroukhan said...

tis great im the one born in villa rose and my 3 sister from 1952-1956 1959= 1961 paul saroukhan wee love aleppo 10-15 20014

October 15, 2014 3:33 PM  
Blogger Cesar Asfar said...

Hello Rami
do u speak arabic ?
i need to talk with you
my email:

December 16, 2016 9:59 PM  

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