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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 Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo with Lunch
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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo
Ranked #17 of 321 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.
Reviewed January 19, 2014

All seemed ok, just as usual in cairo be aware of service and attempted effords, systematically ill say, to rip you off.

Thank Juanecu
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

One of the old places in old cairo that is a must to visit. Professional photographers will shoot some great shots in various scenes inside that place.

2  Thank Bassel Z
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is not well kept up, and the access is not visitor friendly. I have been here several times in the past 30 years on trips to Egypt and it keeps getting worse. The attitude of the workers is surly and rude. One vendor kept trying to shove his wares in my face. My husband told him I am not interested and the vendor started to scream at my husband and said "I am talking to her, mind your own business." My husband told him I am his business since I'm his wife and so I ended up saying, yes, he is my husband and go away. I normally pretend I don't see vendors to avoid confrontations but the combativeness of Egyptian vendors is off-putting, especially if you are gentle natured.

2  Thank Trailing-Spouse
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Its a big citadel, contain museum , cafeteria and some nice views. Its not breathtaking place but you will enjoy you time here. Deserve 1-2 hours visit.

Thank Rakesh_Yadav24
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Salah Al-Deen (know as Saladin to European historians) overthrew the Fatimid dynasty in 1171 AD, establishing the new Sunni Ayyubid Caliphate. Given the threat of invasion by European crusader armies, Saladin decided to improve the fortifications of the city and in 1176 AD he began construction of a wall that would encircle both Al-Qahira (today Islamic) and Fustat (Old Cairo).

The Citadel became the centerpiece of these great fortifications, protecting the city from the heights of the rocky hills that overlooked it. Completed in 1183 AD, Saladin’s Citadel served as the seat of government in Egypt for 700 years until Khedive Ismail moved into Abdin Palace in newly constructed Downtown Cairo in the 1870’s.
Never miss visiting it and viewing Cairo the whole city and taking great photos from up there.

Thank rania m
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