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This massive stone fortress, built by Salah ad-Din in the 12th century, was crowned with the Mosque of Mohammed Ali 700 years later.
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Al-Qala'a | Shar'a Salih Salem, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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"military museum"
in 75 reviews
"mohammed ali mosque"
in 23 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 9 reviews
"ottoman style"
in 6 reviews
"historic place"
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"blue mosque"
in 11 reviews
"great mosque"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"cairo city"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
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"couple of hours"
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"on display"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What I like about Citadel is the huge complex which consists of many parts to see. My most favourite part is the observatory deck to see Cairo city.

Thank Jittima P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The citadel, holds various things inside it. Like the army museum, the Mohammed Ali mosque and another mosque where a woman shouts at you! The citadel, is well preserved and allows you to see excellent views of Old Cairo. Excellent pictures abound, especially with a...More

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spiritual and discovering ,attractive mixing of 2 civilization ,Kurdish leader Mohamed Salahadin El Ayoubi ,and his challenging revolution in life style of Egypt ,solo or couple touring more enjoyable as u get attention as much deserve the place 😍😍😍

Thank Dlnya S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as part of an excursion it was very good having a guide our's was very knowledgeable about the citadel, Cairo and everything Egypt. So many different parts to see each having a history, significance of its own. Some beautiful views from the cafe. Beware...More

Thank UBrummyZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very historical place and a must visit for all tourists. The architecture and interior decor is awesome.

Thank Joy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortress and mohomed Ali mosque is gorgeous. Nice views of Cairo from overlook. You can see the pyramids in the distance

Thank William R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful Islamic Architecture I have visited so far. I think it is one of the must do's in Cairo.

Thank SWEEKAR T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cairo citadel is a fortress that built Saladin from 1176 to 1183 to protect Cairo from the Crusaders. It is located on the hilltop Mokatam near the city center. Today is a renowned complex of Mosques and museums that provide a glorious view of...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saladin Fort and Grand Mosque is a granduer of Islamic History, its the older version on blue mosque istanbul turkey.

Thank Azfar R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed visiting the Citadel and the Mohammed Ali Mosque (and the museum), there is a lot to see here and you should allow at least 2-3 hours for the visit. Local Egyptians can buy discounted tickets, however, as foreigners you cant, it has the...More

Thank timetraveller64
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Syaza I
15 November 2017|
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Response from ashtabula | Reviewed this property |
We booked a tour of "Islamic Cairo" through EMO tours for about $25 each.(there were only two of us). Pick up and drop off at our hotel. All entrance fees and shoe storage. Well worth the money. We spent over six hours... More
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Jacqueline L
17 May 2017|
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Response from Mikeh53 | Reviewed this property |
As you can tell from the others it is very easy to get around the citadel. I would do some research as there is interesting history surrounding the structure. Mike
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Response from MontherYASEEN | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember Almost 5 $ or very close to this price
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