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Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

Al-Qala'a | Shar'a Salih Salem, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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 80 reviews
"mohammed ali mosque"
in 25 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 10 reviews
"historic place"
in 10 reviews
"ottoman style"
in 6 reviews
"blue mosque"
in 11 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 9 reviews
"great mosque"
in 6 reviews
"el din"
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"couple of hours"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"islamic cairo"
in 13 reviews
"egyptian pounds"
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"take pictures"
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"egyptian history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well preserved fortress from the 12th Century. Mosque as well a military compound it sits on a high point of Cairo giving you a great view of the city and the pyramids in the background

Thank John F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Citadel! ;) The view was stunningly beautiful, overlooking the Old and New Cairo. The location was accessible and easy to explore; certainly a spot not to be excluded in your bucket list! ;)

Thank iortuoste
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an nice walk, but there is nothing important to see. It s far from the center. You can see only a nice view of Cairo.

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was interesting. Was a fast visit. I did not feel there was much to see. We walked around for about 30 minutes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this as part of a two day tour. Didn’t expect to see such grandeur in the middle of Cairo. Historic and great view of the city.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Citadel of Saladin houses with several palaces, museums and three different mosques ; Muhammed Ali mosque is the biggest, but I also liked the adjacent one with the Ottoman features. There was a display with free Islamic propaganda booklets ; the "sales girl" was...More

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit for the history and the view of the city. It was a clear day also when we stopped so we had a great view, even to see the pyramids in the distance.

Thank peonyrose
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful architecture of Cairo . Beautiful building and many things to see inside totally worth it

Thank RaheelR
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The Citadel was a highlight of the Egypt holiday. Magnificent interiors and architecture. Take a couple of hours to take it all in.

Thank BCameron5
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

the citadel of Cairo is a great place to visit to view the great fort that was built years ago.The Mohammed Ali mosque is located inside the citadel and has the national military meuseum and the National police meuseum too .The Cairo cities landscape can...More

Thank abhi_newalkar
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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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TiffanydeKlerk
13 September 2016|
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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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