Egyptian Tours and Excursions

Tours and Excursions

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Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi

Country: Egypt - Cairo

Duration: N/A

Transport Boat


The Citadel known also as Citadel of the Mountain (Qala'a al-Jabal), is one of the most important landmarks of Cairo and amongst the most imposing military citadels to be built in the middle Ages. Having assumed power in Egypt Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi (Saladin) noted that despite its grandeur and vastness Cairo did not have a citadel to protect her like other great cities in the Levant such as Damascus and Aleppo