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“Beautiful”
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Citadel (Al-Qalaa)
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Private Tour to Saladin Citadel and Egyptian Cooking Class in Cairo
Ranked #16 of 310 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.
Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

This was a wonderful place to visit. To know that something so beautiful kept Cairo safe from invasion is inspiring. I would recommend spending a few hours on the grounds and at least a few hours inside the mosque adjacent to the Citadel.

Visited September 2013
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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Grandiose”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Great view over Cairo , a part of Egypt's modern history started there, if in Cairo it is a must to visit it.

Visited April 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“very good historic place”
Reviewed 21 April 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.

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Mohamed Ali Mosque ,and the wax Museum inside this Citadel are not to be missed,the time when they used to do the Tanoura Show at night was wonderful too,now the show has moved to El Ghori Plalace in Al Azhar St

Visited June 2013
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Mandurah
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali sit perched on hill overlooking Cairo and hence offer a great view of the city. The Mosque itself is quite large and well decorated. It is constructed from the alabaster covering of the pyramids which is a shame.

Visited April 2014
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