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“Best view in Cairo”
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Citadel (Al-Qalaa)
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Private Tour to Saladin Citadel and Egyptian Cooking Class in Cairo
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Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque
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Full Day Tour to The Egyptian Museum Citadel and Old Cairo from Giza
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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.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

The view from the Mosque at the Citadel is incredible - even the pyramids are visible. Go with a guide to get the full explanation.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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