Cairo Citadel, Cairo

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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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  • The Citadel was established between the years 1176-1183 and its creation to defend against the Crusaders. Salah a din surrounds the cities of Cairo and Postat in the walls and the Citadel is the central part of the wall. She was a rule of Egypt until the 60 of the 19th century. Between the years 1828-1848, the ruler of Egypt established Muhammad Ali Mosque on the heights of the Citadel and named him after his son Tucson Pasha who died in 1816. The mosque became a mark of the Citadel and some call it the citadel of Muhammad Ali
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  • not far from the CBD, you can catch a taxi to get there, massive building which is filled with history, take a spare plastic bag with you as you need to take your shoes off before you enter the mosque...  more »
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