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“Historically significant”
Review of Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

Citadel (Al-Qalaa)
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Private Tour to Saladin Citadel and Egyptian Cooking Class in Cairo
Ranked #17 of 311 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.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Historically significant”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Time warp--this signifies an era and locale that most Westerners don't appreciate. Adjacent to and a part of the Mohammad Ali Mosque, a visit to the two will expand one's appreciation of Egyptian distinction.

Visited November 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Little blue mosque”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

nice replica of the blue mosque of Isthanbul.Lovely interior.We could see the city of Cairo and pyramids from top was amazing

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Egypt is More Than Just Pyramids”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

While on a brief business trip I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend touring key areas of Cairo with a local colleague as my personal guide. There's nothing quite like exploring a foreign place with those who were born and raised there. The Citadel was so much more than what I expected. It was a great lesson in culture and history. The views from the top are incredible and the mosque is exceptional in its architecture and artistry. It was an experience I will not soon forget.

Visited January 2013
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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“Beautiful!!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

you can see the old and new Cairo, grave yards, castle, mosque...

its BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

There was this interesting painting too XD

You can know LOTS of thing about Islam & Cairo from there & also you get to know about the time when Turkey ruled Egypt.

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Egypt
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“fabulous view!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

it' really a unique place,you can see all of cairo and landmarks of the city from the top of this citadel even the giza pyramids.it includes many historical buildings related to many ages of the egypian history especially ottoman and ayyubid periods. The mosque of muhammad ali pasha and Gawhara palace considered the most wonderful and famous buildings within this citadel.really it's amazing.

Visited April 2013
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