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Attraction not to be missed, the Citadel, near the Islamic part of Cairo, was the seat of the governors Egyptians for 700 years. With stunning views of the city – and the wind – the huge fortress includes mosques, palaces and museums, including the white marble mosque of Mohammed Ali.
The Citadel of Saladin (in Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين), Qal Salah al-Din) is a fortification in Cairo in Egypt. The site, part of the Muqattam hill, near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and superb view of the city. It was fortified by Salah al-Din (Saladin) between 1176 and 1183, as a protection against the Crusaders.

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