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Jun 4, 2010 - Cairo    1 Comment

The Citadel (Cairo, Egypt)

The Citadel in Cairo is a grand castle built by Salah Al-Din, which is famous for it’s great views of the city (as far as the Pyramids of Giza).

A Kurdish Muslim who became the first Ayyubid of Egypt and Syria, Salah Al-Din’s chivalrous behavior was noted by Christian chroniclers.  Despite being the nemesis of the Crusaders, he won the respect of many of them, including Richard the Lionheart.

Hours of Operation: The Citadel is open daily from 0800 – 1700. (Mosques are closed on Fridays for prayer.)

Admission: 50 LE (25 LE with valid student ID).

Get There: The Citadel is located closest to the Ataba metro stop.  Or, grab a taxi to drive you to this exquisite site.

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  • [...] must-see for any visitors and deserves at least a couple of days exploring.  Attractions include: The Citadel, Khan El Khalili, Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque, Al Azhar, Sultan Hassan Mosque, and the [...]

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