Salah El Din Citadel

Salah El Din Citadel

Salah El Din Citadel

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Where is Salah El Din Citadel Located?

Salah El Din Citadel one of the oldest monuments in Egypt, is located in the city of old Cairo. it was built on the highest mountain called Mount Mokattam. It’s considered to be one of Cairo’s main attractions, where many tourists from around the world come to explore the history of this majestic place.

When Was The Castle Built?

The Citadel of the Mountain or Salah el din citadel was built by “Saladin El Ayouby” during the end of the 12th century between 1176 and 1183 CE. It was built to be a fortress against the Crusaders, Saladin is recorded as saying, “With a wall, I will make the two [Cities of Cairo and Fustat] into a unique whole”, it was home to Egypt’s rulers for 700 years. The centerpiece of the wall was Built on a promontory beneath the Muqattam Hills to make it impossible to attack. Muhammad Ali Pasha added a lot of new structures such as Muhammad Ali mosque, four palaces, a hall of justice, an arsenal, a mint, a powder house, a huge terrace, numerous bars for the troops, and established new entrance routes.

The Contents of the Castle of Saladin El Ayubi

Towers

Al-Muqattam Tower, Al-Saffa Tower, Al-Alwa Tower, Kerkilan Tower, Tower Al Tarfa, Al-Mablat Tower, Al-Maquser Tower, Al-Amam Tower, Al-Qarafa Tower, Al-Ramlah Tower, Haddad Tower, Desert Tower.

Museums

Police Museum and Military Museum.

Mosques

Mosque of Mohammed Ali – Masjid al-NasirQaloun – Mosque of Sulaiman Pasha – Mosque of Ahmed Ktkhda.

Palaces

Palace of the jewel – Palace of the Haram – Palace Albblq – Saraya justice.

Doors

Baba Mokattam – the door of the middle – the new door – the door of the castle.

Salah El Din Citadel one of the most important monuments in Cairo, if you want to explore it and other historical landmarks, then you can check our Egypt private tour packages and choose your trip to Egypt, or if you are already in Cairo, then check our Cairo day tours and visit Cairo landmarks.

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