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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  • Oh what a view over the whole city of cairo. I really enjoyed the music festival which is held at this great moneument in August to september each year. The weather is excellent at night in Cairo. The...  more »
  • A very cool opportunity for picture of the city Very cool access to historical site Highly recommended stop  more »
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