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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  • A very beautiful place, and you really wonder about the sneezing of the place. He has a very big prestige because he will really win a lot when you go there
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  • This is an interesting place, but for me it was not compelling; I'd say visit if it is part of a tour, or you have extra time, but would not make it a special destination.  more »
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