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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This medieval Islamic fortification was a site to see. We used Emeco Travel who helped us learn more about the history and architecture of this impressive site. An extra plus - a fresh breeze and grand views of the city.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice experience during my holiday in Egypt this month. We took photos for the kids in Arab and Pharos customs which were wonderful. Also, we booked a small scooter with a tour guide who took us along the Military Museum, Police Museum,...More

Thank Sherif F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have very neat tour with a very neat guide and a very neat driver in a very neat city. I really had a wonderful time in Cairo with my friend and tour guide Muhammad Swefy (Aka: Mo Swift). I am looking forward to returning...More

Thank jakematt655
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is amazing, historical and magical. You can feel peace there. you will need water and comfortable shoes.

Thank Tokka M
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Although I am a 41 Years old Egyptian who have visited Salah Al Din Citadel few times in my life, but today’s visit was really outstanding by all means. My family and I really enjoyed every step in our tour today and everyone we met...More

Thank Hazem K
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Incredible history, it is amazing to be able to experience this, plus the mosque. Again - a good tour guide enhances the experience

Thank mojo_92
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Spend some time understanding the facts and links to the history and you will come away with a better understanding of life.

Thank sutty581
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This place is ideal for family outing. It has very nice views and you can see Cairo from above. This is a very great historic place and it contains many historical units like Army museum and some old mosques.

Thank Mohamed_Elmonyer
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Built by Saladin to protect against the crusaders, it is located on top of a hills and it overlooks the whole city of Cairo, a really awesome sight and experience . A really awesome building complex with a really beautiful interiors. A must, must place...More

Thank norashikinbaharom
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Situated high on a rock it overlooks a large part of the nowadays capita cityl. If weather permits (no haze due to the heath), one can even see the pyramids. Only few places can be visited nowadays in the citadel: the police museum, the military...More

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Syaza I
November 15, 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
May 17, 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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September 13, 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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