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The Citadel

Salah Salem Highway, Cairo Egypt
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  • The CitadelPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Nov 24, 2013

    A must see in Cairo and not far from the other sights of the Islamic part of town. A complex consisting of a couple of mosques, including Mohammed Ali.

    We hated the Citadel view restaurant... which for some reason seems to be linked to this same entry. Not sure why.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersLocal CultureHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
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    Ặĥmếð MÓustâfâ
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    5 Mar 04, 2013

    one of the most amazing places in cairo...wonderful cidatel and the most beautiful masjed in egypt .. you will enjoy to the max ;)

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    Selma Audi
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The Citadel is an impressive structure overlooking Cairo. From the beautiful central courtyard, there is a mosque (with some private artifacts and spaces that are accessible on a private tour) and museum over many levels. There is a cool breeze and a nice aspect over a Cairo neighbourhood. Women are provided with robes and headscarfs if needed to comply with modesty requirements in entering the mosque. Nice open space for children to wander safely.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Khaled Rafih
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    History just oozes out of the Citadel and the Muhammad Ali mosque. A must see for anyone interested in Islamic history.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Melissa Smart
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Beautiful! But be respectful and wear something appropriate. DO NOT wear short shorts and a tank top, legs and arms covered. Just before dusk you will get some nice pics!

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    Joha Ya
    3 Jun 26, 2013

    nice Castle ... didnt enjoy it there but its great ^^

    Recommended for:BackpackersFamily Travelers
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    juan Aranki garrigos
    5 Mar 07, 2013

    grandiosa

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  • The Citadel
    HelenM
    5 Jul 06, 2012

    Wonders of ancient worlds

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Paul Adams
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    The Fortress of Saladin. Also the Alabaster Mosque

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    Rabab Kamel
    5 Jun 23, 2012
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    Adrian Baias
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    4 Jan 22, 2012
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    5 Jan 19, 2012
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    Jim Barton
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    4 Aug 30, 2012
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    4 Aug 18, 2012
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    5 Jun 21, 2012
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    4 Mar 15, 2012
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    3 Jul 21, 2012
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    Walid Toibih
    5 Jan 21, 2013
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    5 Dec 03, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
25 member's reviews
287 people visited The Citadel

Description

The Citadel is located along the Salah Salem Highway in Cairo, Egypt. Built on a limestone spur in the 12th century, this castle offers panoramic views in a setting steeped with historical merit. Most of the Citadel's history is linked to Muhammad Ali, the 19th century leader who famously trapped hundreds of Mameluke leaders inside the structure. That event played a role in freeing Egypt from the ... read more
Mameluke yoke. Learn more about Islamic Cairo by visiting the Police Museum, Carriage Museum, and Muhammad Ali Mosque, all housed within The Citadel.

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