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The Citadel
The Citadel

The Citadel

34 reviews
Sights and Museums, Shopping, Historic Site, Art Gallery
Ranked #6 in Cairo things to do
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  • 6.9
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  • 6.5
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  • 6.2
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Al Abageyah Qesm Al Khalifah Cairo Governorate, Egypt
+20 2 512 9619
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The Citadel is located along the Salah Salem Highway in Cairo, Egypt. Built on a limestone spur in the 12th century, this castle offers panoramic views in a setting steeped with historical merit. Most ... Read more
of the Citadel's history is linked to Muhammad Ali, the 19th century leader who famously trapped hundreds of Mameluke leaders inside the structure. That event played a role in freeing Egypt from the Mameluke yoke. Learn more about Islamic Cairo by visiting the Police Museum, Carriage Museum, and Muhammad Ali Mosque, all housed within The Citadel.

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Brooklyn
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A must see in Cairo and not far from the other sights of the Islamic part of town. A complex consisting of a couple of mosques, including Mohammed Ali.

We hated the Citadel view restaurant... which for some reason seems to be linked to this same entry. Not sure why.

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Local from Cairo

one of the most amazing places in cairo...wonderful cidatel and the most beautiful masjed in egypt .. you will enjoy to the max ;)

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London

The Citadel is an impressive structure overlooking Cairo. From the beautiful central courtyard, there is a mosque (with some private artifacts and spaces that are accessible on a private tour) and museum over many levels. There is a cool breeze and a nice aspect over a Cairo neighbourhood. Women are provided with robes and headscarfs if needed to comply with modesty requirements in entering the mosque. Nice open space for children to wander safely.

Recommended for:Family Travellers
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Doha

History just oozes out of the Citadel and the Muhammad Ali mosque. A must see for anyone interested in Islamic history.

Recommended for:History Buffs
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Beautiful! But be respectful and wear something appropriate. DO NOT wear short shorts and a tank top, legs and arms covered. Just before dusk you will get some nice pics!

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Historic Place u must visit it.

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Waxahachie

Gorgeous building! The view towards Cairo from the Citadel is breathtaking.

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Local from Cairo

nice Castle ... didnt enjoy it there but its great ^^

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Sydney

Wonders of ancient worlds

Recommended for:History Buffs
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Leavesden

The Fortress of Saladin. Also the Alabaster Mosque

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