Salah El Din Citadel

The Citadel of Salah El Din is one of the most famous attractions and archaeological landmarks in Egypt, it is situated on the Mokattam hill, and close to the center of Cairo, Citadel of Salah El Din is an important fortress, as it was constructed by the King Salah El Din El Ayoubi, who was a famous and strong army leader and he also was the founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty, consequently this citadel had witnessed a lot of historical events.

Salah El Din Citadel was an Egyptian old fortress that was built to protect Cairo from the enemies and it shed light on the medieval warfare, as it show many fabulous monuments and weapons, it also was used as a major Headquarters for the King Salah El Din and his government in Egypt, therefore it became the Headquarters for many years and centuries during the Ayyubid, Mamluks and Ottoman Dynasties.  


Get delighted with Flying Carpet Tours by exploring a wonderful historical landmark in Cairo, take a marvelous trip to Salah El Din Citadel and enjoy the grandeur of its monuments, wonder at the amazing and huge gateways, watch the gorgeous designing of its high defending walls and towers, know more about it’s the history during its constructions progress, as they started to built the citadel during the reign of the King Salah El Din El Ayoubi in 1176 A.D and then it was finished in 1182 during the reign of Al Malik Al Kamel, who took the role of Egypt after the death of the king Salah El Din, as well as he was the first King that had lived in this citadel.      


Moreover, you will get astonished with an amazing tour to the great Mohamed Ali Mosque, it is a place that shouldn’t be missed, so, after you explore the Salah El Din Citadel you should get the chance to entertain your eyes with the beautiful designing of the Mohamed Ali’s Mosque, as well as the flourishing Military Museum, then continue to Gawhara Palace, which derived its name from the name of Mohamed Ali’s wife, who was called Gawhara Hanem.

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