Cairo Citadel, Cairo

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Architectural Building · Religious Site
Tour the historic streets of Cairo Citadel, an imposing medieval fortress containing a wealth of important architectural and religious sights. The center of Egyptian politics from its foundation in 1176 CE to Egyptian independence in 1946, the hilltop citadel still dominates the capital's skyline, with its sturdy ramparts containing a forest of minarets and domes. Mosques from the 14th, 16th, and 19th centuries embody the changes in Islamic design over the years, while a number of informative museums provide more context. To visit Cairo Citadel and get the most from your holiday in Cairo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cairo tour planner.
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  • There’s no overlooking this massive fortress that sits perched above Cairo. The Citadel has a long history that started when Saladin began building the fortress in 1176 to protect the city from the...  more »
  • We toured the Citadel of Salah ad-Din on a pre-planned Cairo tour through Misr Travel in January. The day itself was cold and foggy with showers. Yet this do not impede our sightseeing. We wandered.....  more »

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