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Worth seeing but not safe

The gate is very worth seeing up close, but the area in front of it is inhabited by homeless, who... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Daniel R
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Uster, Switzerland
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Impressive but hazardously dirty

This is the front gate, so to speak, of the Citadel. It's an impressive and elegant fortified gate... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2012
BobPraz
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Toronto, Canada
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13 Oct 2018
“Worth seeing but not safe”
6 Aug 2018
“Egypt Trip”
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Built in 1754 during the Ottoman period, this main gate protected the original entrance to the Citadel.
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Al Fustat | Khan el Kahlili Market Area, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The gate is very worth seeing up close, but the area in front of it is inhabited by homeless, who just happen to use the historical stairs up to the gate as fireplaces and toilets.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Wow ,seeing Egypt for the first time was amazing and historical so much history and lots of fun to learn how they built everything . You should get a tour guide to lean all the history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

This is the front gate, so to speak, of the Citadel. It's an impressive and elegant fortified gate. Unfortunately, not only is it closed (access to the Citadel is from the visitors' entrance on the far side) but it's also very dirty: to climb up...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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