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Saladin Citadel

Visitors walking in through the entry gates of the Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt. The heritage buildings are all right ahead. The Saladin Citadel is built on the Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, and is a famous tourist attraction. It is a well preserved site, with mosques and other buildings. Saladin is the most famous historic Arabic ruler, and he fortified this citadel in the 12th century to protect it against attack. The Citadel was build to be the heart of a defensive fortification, and was the center of Egyptian power till the 19th century, when the power was moved to the Abdin Palace in the 1860's. The Citadel contains 3 mosques, and some museums. The Citadel provides a great view of the city of Cairo. The original aim of Saladin was to build a wall that would encompass both Cairo and Fustat. The wall took a number of years to build. As an effort to provide water to the Citadel, Saladin had also built a deep well, the Well of Joseph (can still be seen today), and from there, the water was moved all over the Citadel. Then, another ruler, al-Nasir Muhammed improved the water system and also constructed the mosque, the Mosque of Nasir in the year 1318. Another mosque was built between the years 1828 and 1848, called the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, and is located at the highest point of the Citadel. This mosque replaced the earlier Mosque of Nasir as the state mosque. In addition, there are 2 other mosques located in the Citadel. Architecture Building Exterior Built Structure Cairo Cairo Egypt Clear Sky Day Egypt Egypt Cairo History Medieval Medieval Architecture Outdoors People Real People Saladin Citadel Saladin Citadel Of Cairo Sky Travel Destinations
Parking for cars and buses outside Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt. The place is a busy tourist attraction and draws a large number of visitors. The Saladin Citadel is built on the Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, and is a famous tourist attraction. It is a well preserved site, with mosques and other buildings. Saladin is the most famous historic Arabic ruler, and he fortified this citadel in the 12th century to protect it against attack. The Citadel was build to be the heart of a defensive fortification, and was the center of Egyptian power till the 19th century, when the power was moved to the Abdin Palace in the 1860's. The Citadel contains 3 mosques, and some museums. The Citadel provides a great view of the city of Cairo. The original aim of Saladin was to build a wall that would encompass both Cairo and Fustat. The wall took a number of years to build. As an effort to provide water to the Citadel, Saladin had also built a deep well, the Well of Joseph (can still be seen today), and from there, the water was moved all over the Citadel. Then, another ruler, al-Nasir Muhammed improved the water system and also constructed the mosque, the Mosque of Nasir in the year 1318. Another mosque was built between the years 1828 and 1848, called the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, and is located at the highest point of the Citadel. This mosque replaced the earlier Mosque of Nasir as the state mosque. In addition, there are 2 other mosques located in the Citadel. Bus Parking Buses Cairo Cairo Egypt Car Car Parking Cars Egypt Outdoors Parking Parking Lot Saladin Citadel Tourist Attraction  Transportation
People walking towards the Saladin Citadel, fairly close to the parking at the location. Like many of the tourist locations in Egypt, the parking is located at some distance away, and one needs to walk over a distance, and through a security setup (because of the past history of terrorist attacks on tourists) to get inside the monument. Palm trees are often found in Egypt, since they seem to do well in the hot climate. Architecture Cairo Cairo Egypt Egypt Historical Building Large Group Of People Outdoors Palm Tree People Saladin Citadel Tourist Attraction  Tree
The domes and minarets of the beautiful architecture of the Saladin Citadel in Cairo in Egypt. The Saladin Citadel is built on the Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, and is a famous tourist attraction. It is a well preserved site, with mosques and other buildings. Saladin is the most famous historic Arabic ruler, and he fortified this citadel in the 12th century to protect it against attack. The Citadel was build to be the heart of a defensive fortification, and was the center of Egyptian power till the 19th century, when the power was moved to the Abdin Palace in the 1860's. The Citadel contains 3 mosques, and some museums. The Citadel provides a great view of the city of Cairo. The original aim of Saladin was to build a wall that would encompass both Cairo and Fustat. The wall took a number of years to build. As an effort to provide water to the Citadel, Saladin had also built a deep well, the Well of Joseph (can still be seen today), and from there, the water was moved all over the Citadel. Then, another ruler, al-Nasir Muhammed improved the water system and also constructed the mosque, the Mosque of Nasir in the year 1318. Another mosque was built between the years 1828 and 1848, called the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, and is located at the highest point of the Citadel. This mosque replaced the earlier Mosque of Nasir as the state mosque. In addition, there are 2 other mosques located in the Citadel. Architecture Beauty Cairo Cairo Egypt City Dome Egypt Mosque No People Outdoors Place Of Worship Saladin Citadel Sky
Police post and entrance gate to the Saladin Citadel in Cairo. Because of the security situation and terror problems, the presence of police is necessary at all tourist locations, especially because of the attacks on toursits in the past and impact on the important tourism industry. The Saladin Citadel is built on the Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, and is a famous tourist attraction. It is a well preserved site, with mosques and other buildings. Saladin is the most famous historic Arabic ruler, and he fortified this citadel in the 12th century to protect it against attack. The Citadel was build to be the heart of a defensive fortification, and was the center of Egyptian power till the 19th century, when the power was moved to the Abdin Palace in the 1860's. The Citadel contains 3 mosques, and some museums. The Citadel provides a great view of the city of Cairo. The original aim of Saladin was to build a wall that would encompass both Cairo and Fustat. The wall took a number of years to build. As an effort to provide water to the Citadel, Saladin had also built a deep well, the Well of Joseph (can still be seen today), and from there, the water was moved all over the Citadel. Then, another ruler, al-Nasir Muhammed improved the water system and also constructed the mosque, the Mosque of Nasir in the year 1318. Another mosque was built between the years 1828 and 1848, called the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, and is located at the highest point of the Citadel. This mosque replaced the earlier Mosque of Nasir as the state mosque. In addition, there are 2 other mosques located in the Citadel. Architecture Building Exterior Cairo Cairo Egypt Day Egypt Outdoors People Real People Saladin Citadel Tourist Attraction
Visitors walking in a large corridor inside the Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt. There are buildings on all sides and a lot of people either coming or going. The Saladin Citadel is built on the Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, and is a famous tourist attraction. It is a well preserved site, with mosques and other buildings. Saladin is the most famous historic Arabic ruler, and he fortified this citadel in the 12th century to protect it against attack. The Citadel was build to be the heart of a defensive fortification, and was the center of Egyptian power till the 19th century, when the power was moved to the Abdin Palace in the 1860's. The Citadel contains 3 mosques, and some museums. The Citadel provides a great view of the city of Cairo. The original aim of Saladin was to build a wall that would encompass both Cairo and Fustat. The wall took a number of years to build. As an effort to provide water to the Citadel, Saladin had also built a deep well, the Well of Joseph (can still be seen today), and from there, the water was moved all over the Citadel. Then, another ruler, al-Nasir Muhammed improved the water system and also constructed the mosque, the Mosque of Nasir in the year 1318. Another mosque was built between the years 1828 and 1848, called the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, and is located at the highest point of the Citadel. This mosque replaced the earlier Mosque of Nasir as the state mosque. In addition, there are 2 other mosques located in the Citadel. Architecture Building Exterior Built Structure Cairo Cairo Egypt Clear Sky Day Egypt Egypt Cairo History Large Group Of People Medieval Medieval Architecture Men Outdoors People Real People Saladin Citadel Saladin Citadel Of Cairo Sky Travel Destinations Women
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A museum inside Saladin Citadel. The Saladin Citadel is built on the Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, and is a famous tourist attraction. It is a well preserved site, with mosques and other buildings. Saladin is the most famous historic Arabic ruler, and he fortified this citadel in the 12th century to protect it against attack. The Citadel was build to be the heart of a defensive fortification, and was the center of Egyptian power till the 19th century, when the power was moved to the Abdin Palace in the 1860's. The Citadel contains 3 mosques, and some museums. The Citadel provides a great view of the city of Cairo. The original aim of Saladin was to build a wall that would encompass both Cairo and Fustat. The wall took a number of years to build. As an effort to provide water to the Citadel, Saladin had also built a deep well, the Well of Joseph (can still be seen today), and from there, the water was moved all over the Citadel. Then, another ruler, al-Nasir Muhammed improved the water system and also constructed the mosque, the Mosque of Nasir in the year 1318. Another mosque was built between the years 1828 and 1848, called the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, and is located at the highest point of the Citadel. This mosque replaced the earlier Mosque of Nasir as the state mosque. In addition, there are 2 other mosques located in the Citadel. Architecture Building Building Exterior Built Structure Cairo Cairo Egypt Egypt Egypt Cairo Museum Outdoors Palm Tree Saladin Citadel Tree
Buildings inside the Saladin Citadel in Cairo, with a museum and other buildings visible. The dome of a mosque also visible in the background. The Saladin Citadel is built on the Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, and is a famous tourist attraction. It is a well preserved site, with mosques and other buildings. Saladin is the most famous historic Arabic ruler, and he fortified this citadel in the 12th century to protect it against attack. The Citadel was build to be the heart of a defensive fortification, and was the center of Egyptian power till the 19th century, when the power was moved to the Abdin Palace in the 1860's. The Citadel contains 3 mosques, and some museums. The Citadel provides a great view of the city of Cairo. The original aim of Saladin was to build a wall that would encompass both Cairo and Fustat. The wall took a number of years to build. As an effort to provide water to the Citadel, Saladin had also built a deep well, the Well of Joseph (can still be seen today), and from there, the water was moved all over the Citadel. Then, another ruler, al-Nasir Muhammed improved the water system and also constructed the mosque, the Mosque of Nasir in the year 1318. Another mosque was built between the years 1828 and 1848, called the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, and is located at the highest point of the Citadel. This mosque replaced the earlier Mosque of Nasir as the state mosque. In addition, there are 2 other mosques located in the Citadel. Architecture Building Exterior Built Structure Cairo Cairo Egypt Dome Egypt Heritage Heritage Site Mosque Outdoors Place Of Worship Real People Religion Saladin Citadel Saladin Citadel Of Cairo Sky Visitor Visitors
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