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Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

Al-Qala'a | Shar'a Salih Salem, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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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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Al-Qala'a | Shar'a Salih Salem, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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"military museum"
in 78 reviews
"mohammed ali mosque"
in 25 reviews
"historic place"
in 10 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 9 reviews
"ottoman style"
in 6 reviews
"blue mosque"
in 11 reviews
"el din"
in 6 reviews
"great mosque"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 8 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 10 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"islamic cairo"
in 13 reviews
"egyptian pounds"
in 8 reviews
"take pictures"
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"egyptian history"
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"police"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful place to visit for the history and the view of the city. It was a clear day also when we stopped so we had a great view, even to see the pyramids in the distance.

Thank peonyrose
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful architecture of Cairo . Beautiful building and many things to see inside totally worth it

Thank RaheelR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Citadel was a highlight of the Egypt holiday. Magnificent interiors and architecture. Take a couple of hours to take it all in.

Thank BCameron5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the citadel of Cairo is a great place to visit to view the great fort that was built years ago.The Mohammed Ali mosque is located inside the citadel and has the national military meuseum and the National police meuseum too .The Cairo cities landscape can...More

Thank abhi_newalkar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place where old Islamic cultural edifices are. Also the mausoleums of many prominent (Shah Of Iran, Riza Shah Pehlevi) persons. But the dominance of Muhammed Ali, accepted as the founder of the modern Egypt is visible. A great mosque to his name...More

Thank Ferdener
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view with citadel and High art in islamic and ottoman mosque (wooden art seramics and marbles ) can be noticed ...

Thank meresule
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the fortification of the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. It is 800 + years old. It is supposed to be part of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. I was just very disappointed by...More

Thank Noura A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

View was obliterated by haze. Place is poorly maintained. Hard to work out where to go. Restaurant terrible. Police museum ok but military museum closed without explanation

Thank HofH999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Citadel is a huge site with plenty to see, the mosque is a real treasure and some of the views of the city are really breathtaking, this is well worth a visit

Thank pherbert1
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice and beautiful place to visit. The location is a fortress complex that has different buildings and activities in it. There is a museum of war in it. no regrets visiting this place. The location is also still within the city of Cairo

Thank tppas2000
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Syaza I
15 November 2017|
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Response from ashtabula | Reviewed this property |
We booked a tour of "Islamic Cairo" through EMO tours for about $25 each.(there were only two of us). Pick up and drop off at our hotel. All entrance fees and shoe storage. Well worth the money. We spent over six hours... More
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Jacqueline L
17 May 2017|
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Response from Mikeh53 | Reviewed this property |
As you can tell from the others it is very easy to get around the citadel. I would do some research as there is interesting history surrounding the structure. Mike
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TiffanydeKlerk
13 September 2016|
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Response from MontherYASEEN | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember Almost 5 $ or very close to this price
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