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.