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Cairo Citadel (Citadel of Saladin) Tours

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Cairo Citadel (Citadel of Saladin)
Standing proud above the hubbub of the modern city, the Cairo Citadel (Citadel of Saladin)) is one of Old Cairo’s most striking sights. First built by Saladin in the 12th century, during the Crusader conflicts, the fortress complex houses palaces, museums, and mosques, including Muhammad Ali’s 19th-century Alabaster Mosque.

The Basics
There’s a significant charge to enter the Cairo Citadel, often known simply as the Citadel. Admission covers access to all the sights inside, including the Alabaster Mosque, the Al-Nasir Muhammad Mosque, the Suleiman Pasha Mosque, the Egyptian Military Museum, and the Carriage Museum. 

Most travelers visit the Citadel as part of an Old Cairo tour, many of which include such Islamic Cairo highlights as the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, and the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Many also add Coptic Cairo signature sights, such as the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Cairo Citadel is a must for history buffs and architecture fans.
  • Military-minded kids will love the cannons, planes, and tanks on display at the Egyptian Military Museum.
  • On a clear day, views stretch across Cairo as far as the Giza pyramids.
  • It’s possible to visit the Citadel in a wheelchair and look at the exteriors of the buildings. Most attractions are not accessible, and curbs generally lack ramps.

How to Get There
The Cairo Citadel stands atop Mokattam Hill in Old Cairo, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) southeast of Tahrir Square. It’s a long way from the nearest metro station, and Cairo’s bus network is hard to use unless you speak and read Arabic, so many travelers visit on a tour that includes transport.

When to Get There
The Citadel is open from morning to late afternoon seven days a week. Note that the mosques close for prayers at Friday lunchtime, and museums may not always be open. Visit outside the Islamic weekend (Friday and Saturday) for a less crowded experience, and avoid the main Islamic holidays.

Who Was Saladin Al-Ayubbi?
Born in Tikrit, in modern-day Iraq, Saladin Al-Ayubbi was a 12th-century Muslim general and political leader who founded the Ayubbid dynasty. He captured Jerusalem from Christian Crusaders, ruled justly and fairly, and enjoyed a chivalric rivalry with Richard the Lionheart, king of England. Many Middle Eastern Muslims still consider him a hero today.
Address: Midan al-Qala'a, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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Private half day tour to Islamic Cairo

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Delve into Islamic Cairo—the area of the city with the most Islamic sights—without any worries about transport or getting lost on this half-day private tour. Soak in the bustling scenes as you travel between the sites by private car, and visit the Saladin Citadel, Muhammad Ali Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and more; all with a guide to provide background and insight not obvious if exploring alone.
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Our Visitors Egypt tour guide will escort you by an air conditioned vehicle to visit one of the most Stunning construction in Cairo “The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel. , and the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space Then, Ending the tour with taking a break at el Azahar Park which is located on a hilly site surrounded by the most significant historic districts of Islamic Cairo.It’s Considered as one of the World’s great public spaces. After this trip you will be transferred to your hotel to stay overnight.
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With Visitors Egypt Tours, you will get the chance to live the experience of the ancient Egyptian history with our experienced and professional guides with the lowest prices possible.
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Spare yourself the street harassment that so often goes with independent Cairo tourism and benefit from the insights of an Egyptologist guide on this tour of Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Then discover Islamic Cairo at the Citadel, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, and the Alabaster Mosque.
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Private Day-Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Sala Din and Old Cairo

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Take in some of Cairo’s top sights, including the Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo, with the aid of a private guide during this 8-hour day trip. Discover the more than 160,000 priceless artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, some dating back as far as 5,000 years. Continue your trip back through Egypt’s history at its Citadel, constructed in the 12th century to ward off invaders, and see the city’s Coptic area and Ben Ezra synagogue. Your Cairo sightseeing trip covers a private Egyptologist guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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CAIRO DAY TOUR TO EGYPTIAN MUSEUM CITADEL and KHAN KHALILI BAZAAR

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Embark on a day tour of Cairo that takes you to the Egyptian Museum (where you can see King Tutankhamun’s golden death mask and more than 120,000 other antiquities); the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, where you can see the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha; and Khan el-Khalili, a bustling market in the center of Islamic Cairo.
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Save time and money and explore ancient Giza and old Cairo on this private, inclusive tour. In the company of just your party and an Egyptologist guide, visit the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx; tour one of Cairo’s oldest Coptic churches, and shop for brassware, copper, leather, and other fine products at the centuries-old Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Includes lunch.
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If you’ve already seen the Giza Pyramids, experiencing Cairo’s other treasures can be tricky if you’re going it alone. With this private tour, you’ll avoid haggling with cabs and calculating routes for yourself. Traveling by private, chauffeur-driven car, tour a selection of lower-profile sites with a guide for background: the Egyptian Museum, the Alabaster Mosque inside Saladin’s Citadel; and the landmarks of Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Entry fees are excluded.
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