Church of Qalb al-Lawzi

The church is situated 65 km west of Aleppo in the town of Idleb, Syria. The church dates back to the 5th century. It is one of the most beautiful basilicas in Syria and a masterpiece of Byzantine construction.

The entrance to this basilica has a tower on each side three stories high, which used to frame a semicircular arch. The inside of the church is divided into three naves. The circular rear part of the church has two orders of columns. The upper floor of the central nave has windows on both sides; small columns separate these windows.

The church was probably a rest stop for pilgrims on their way to the Church of St. Simeon, a flourishing pilgrimage center.