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Salah El Din Al Ayouby Citadel

Mustafa Shahid
1000 hrs | Citadel of Saladin - E£ 140This prominent medieval fortress of Kurdish ruler Salah al-Din is now home to three mosques and seven museums. It was built in the latter half of 12th century on a promontory of Muqattam hills as protection against the crusaders. Saladin also set out to build a Nile to Nile wall around the citadel (inspiring Trump ?), the construction of which could not be competed in his lifetime. The citadel derived water from the 85m deep Well of Joseph which can still be seen today.
Paid 100 LE for Cairo Citadel and explored the grandeur of the citadel .We can get a clear view of Islamic Cairo from here and can even see the Pyramids with naked eyes. We took a bus nearby and reached our Hotel.
Tanvi Nadkarni
awesome ancient infrastructure !