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Cairo Citadel

4.5/5121 Reviews
Castle

Business Hours

9:00-16:00, the mosque is not open on Fridays.

Address

Al Abageyah, Qesm Al Khalifah, Cairo Governorate
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About Cairo Citadel

The Saladin Castle, also known as Cairo Castle, is located on the Mugetam Mountain in the eastern suburbs of Cairo. The castle is high above sea level, and was built in the 11th century by General Saladin to resist the invasion of the Crusaders. The Saladin Castle is divided by inner city and outer city. The rulers of the dynasties have left ruins here. There is also the famous Muhammad Ali Mosque in Egypt, which is worth visiting.

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  • _WeCh****492823
    5.0

    very nice town , very big , modern , friendly peoples , round all and enjoy you trip

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    Reviewed on 1571261459000
  • E29****767
    5.0

    Definately worth fitting into your Cairo itinerary if you have the time. Not only is the mosque incredible, you also get a bird’s eye view of the entire city. Remember to take off your shoes when you enter the mosques.

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    Reviewed on 1562830768000
  • 张老师
    5.0

    Ancient civilization left only difficult language and legends became immortal poems. Entering the Castle of Saladin in Cairo is the largest mosque in Egypt. Standing at the top of the mosque, you can see the whole city of Cairo. Walking in the ancient civilization, the camera fixed the remains of a hundred years. I hope that in the wave of time, the ancient civilization can be inherited, waiting for the rings, and eternally exist in the treasures of human civilization.

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    Reviewed on 1515689832000
  • 小月亮弯弯
    5.0

    Saladin Castle, looks very big, stroll down is still very small, win in can see panorama. I don't see the pyramids that can be seen in legend. In other words, looking at the military prison, and seeing myself standing in the place of the Mamuluk massacre, I feel gloomy.

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    Reviewed on 1513087045000
  • 无疆行
    5.0

    Saladin Castle is very famous in Cairo. But the tour guide didn't arrange us to visit it specially. He just took a long view from the bus. The tour guide just gave a brief introduction. The castle is very spectacular and has a history of several hundred years, but it is much inferior to other scenic spots which have a history of several thousand years.

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    Reviewed on 1485697770000
  • E23****14
    5.0

    The place is not very big, but the church is really shocked, especially the spherical dome. It feels like a paradise. From the church, you can see the whole city. The cause is very open. The people here are very enthusiastic. They will take photos of you. There is a military museum next to them for free. It will be over an hour.

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    Reviewed on 1541336813000
  • cappuccino
    5.0

    There is a magnificent Muhammad-Ali mosque in Castle Sa, which is Mohammad & Ali. It took 14 years for Ali to complete in 1830, following the pattern of Ottoman Turkey's Great Mosque, and has a strong Turkish style. The exterior wall of the mosque is covered with yellow alabaster, giving people a pure aesthetic feeling, also known as "alabaster mosque". The large dome of the chapel is about 52 meters high and 21 meters in diameter. It shines in the sunshine. The two spires are more than 85 meters high and soar into the clouds like sharp swords. They are one of the symbols of Cairo. At the same time, there are early prisons, military museums, police museums for visits. Like the cafe seat on the top of the hill, the wind is very pleasant. On the walls of Saladin Castle, it is the best place to overlook the whole Islamic city of Cairo, which occupies the mountain topography and commands the highest position. When the weather is good, you can see the vision of the pyramid.

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    Reviewed on 1442730173000
  • juki235
    5.0

    Cairo's Saladin Castle is a typical Ottoman Empire architecture, it is a military fortress, very strong. Standing on the top of the castle tower, you can overlook the whole city of Cairo. The view is quite good. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Cairo.

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    Reviewed on 1530827637000
  • _WeCh****220233
    5.0

    this is amazing place fir holiday enjoying view and guest and peapol , i love that , i will come back soon

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    Reviewed on 1566826958000
  • 锴kai10
    5.0

    The castle has been seen in European and American movies before. It is the first time to visit the castle in China. Compared with the Chinese city, it is much smaller, but its function is to defend the enemy's attack, or the tactics at that time are different, the castle has no battlements and so on.

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