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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit to the citadel or really to The Mosque of Mohammed Ali was definitely a highlight whilst in Cairo, sitting high above the city with views over the City of the Dead also, inside, shoes off ladies to cover their heads, it's so welcoming...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most interesting part is the mosque of Mohamed Ali where is also burried. Few of the museums inside were closed for a long period due to renovations. Parking is very limited. It is better to use taxi or Uber.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShereenGhobrial
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come from Ayoubi family and it was an amazing experience to see and visit what my grand grandfather built.Inside it there is the prison(sejn al qalaa)and mohamad ali mosque and Tolon Mosque.Also you can see the Ayoubi's sign everyhwere(tje star with eight angles)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 842amania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend one morning visiting this amazing architectural complex. It's worth for the Muhammad Ali mosque alone, but it's also nice to stroll through the fortress and look at the pyramids of Giza in the distance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marcos L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 days in Cairo and visited some frequently visited sites. I could rank this Citadel the third place worth visiting after Giza Pyramids, Cairo Museum. It was located on a high hill with a fresh breeze. We could see the whole of Cairo...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nguyen_KL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive old part of the city, the best view of all Cairo. It was not included in may Gate 1 trip but we used taxi from our hotel and visited on our own. Aqueduct, Citadel, mosque of Mohammed Ali and Military Museum, Saladin mosque to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our day with a tour of this magnificent building. Sam, our guide, explained that this was built much like the Blue Mosque of Istanbul and we were pleased to hear that because we've seen the Blue Mosque three years ago. There was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank misternaz18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the citadel and mosque was fascinating. The inside of the mosque was gorgeous. The outside was still beautiful in structure but needs serious cleaning which was sad to see. Amazing views of the city and can even see the pyramids on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jsand8217
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took great pictures at the center of the building. You will have amazing discover when you stand at the center and look top. The place outside the mosque is also a great place to take a view of the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
33  Thank PeterWang2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Imposing Saladin's Citadel was built as a fort to protect against the Crusaders in the 1100s. It stands a top a large plateau / hill overlooking Cairo. The incredible Mosque of Muhammad Ali was added in the 1800s. There are a number of museums...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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
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