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“Citadel Salah el-din” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

Citadel (Al-Qalaa)
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Private Tour to Saladin Citadel and Egyptian Cooking Class in Cairo
Ranked #19 of 310 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Citadel Salah el-din”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

It was a good and antique of mosque & citadel to visit. Inside it also had museum. Minimum you will need half day to explore all of it.

Visited September 2012
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Paris, France
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Do not miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Without a doubt a must do when visiting Cairo. The people watching is fantastic and the location is awe inspiring in and out. Not to mention that the interior is amazing and a delight of lights floating over the carpets. You will never forget this location.

Visited October 2012
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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nothing like”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Citadel is a unique and must see. But you need to get the story behind it. You don't need a long time you can combined with another tourist attraction

Visited February 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“wonderful place to visit in Egypt”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I love this place especially at sunset you will see the sun go down it very lovely seen I went there so many times and I love the Raya and Sekina (the museum) there are so many interesting places to see there you will love it

Visited December 2011
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Union, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“best place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

I loved this place but again you do need printed info or a good guide (which I managed to get once I was in the country). It is very peaceful and has beautiful views.

Visited October 2012
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