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Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

Al-Qala'a | Shar'a Salih Salem, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 112 928 2760
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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
+20 112 928 2760
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Citadel, is beautiful and very interesting. It's a Muslim Temple, also next to it is a place where Jesus, Mary, and Joseph stayed for 3 Months and 10 days, hided from the Romans. A wonderful energy !!!

Thank Juparise
Reviewed 22 May 2017

One of the most beautiful places and a must visit in Cairo. Beautiful and highly recommended. Easy access.

Thank paulaferreira2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Good site to visit to see the buildings and view of the city. Walk through the Mosque of Mohamad Ali. Not much history posted to review but a guide can help you with questions.

Thank Mickey J
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Exceptionally beautiful views of Cairo, the wonderful Mohammed Ali Mosque, and the Military Museum (unfortunately seemingly closed forever, but they have an outdoor area that is still open) Good for history buffs, like me!

Thank bklynbubba
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Really was a great adventure to go there, i went there with the work , and visiting the islamique monuments, the citadel is a very good choice

Thank chico w
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The citadel includes the Mohamed Ali Mosque and a couple of museums (including the National Police Museum). The architecture is excellent and the view from the top is very good. I would rate it as Cairo's greatest attraction that isn't a pyramid. Be careful of...More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Absolutely beautiful ancient structure welcoming to all (outside prayer time). Historically and archeologically significant and well worth the visit.

Thank tjlambiase
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Ahmed El Sewedy and Memphis Tours is a great company to plan a trip of a life time. Our trip included Cairo , Alexandria and the Nile. This trip was fantastic! Ahmed El Sewedy was our Egyptologist in Cairo and Alexandria! Ahmed Gommo was our...More

Thank Patrice R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

for whatever reason, it goes by three names but it is just one mosque/citadel. It is worth seeing as to relate to its significance to Egypt's history.

Thank ronnabrody
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Very interesting place with amazing view to the city. The mosque is gorgeous, the gardens very beautiful and there are also three museums around.

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Jacqueline L
17 May 2017|
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Response from Jalal I | Reviewed this property |
yes u can buy the ticket very easily in the entrance and explore the big compound at your own. u can spend like 3/ 4 hours easily seeing the masjid, museum walking along the old citaldel. just check the opening and closing... More
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