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Salah El Din Citadel

Citadel

The Citadel is a pavilion that was originally created in 810. In 1176, the celebrated Muslim leader Salah Al Din fortified the area to protect it from attacks by the Crusaders. It is both a fortress and a miniature royal city. One of the most unique features of the Citadel is its aqueduct, built in the 12th century. It is a magnificent piece of engineering that carried water more than 3 miles from the Nile to the Citadel for everyday use, and it was vital in times of siege. The Citadel also houses the Alabaster Mosque, which can be seen from any part of Cairo, and the famous Khan El Khalili bazaar, while offering an unparalleled panoramic view of Cairo from the Moqattam Hills.

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Sultan Hassan Mosque

Sultan Hassan

The Mosque is one of the most wonderful Islamic monuments in the Islamic world. The founder of this gigantic mosque is the Sultan Hassan, son of the great Mamluke Sultan Al-Nasser Mohamed Ibn Qalawoun. Sultan Hassan ruled twice, the first time in 1347, when he was 13 years old. The second time was in 1356A.D, and before he had time to put an end to the power of the princes and high officials, they revolted against him, and the chief of the army with other generals attacked him.

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Al Azhar Mosque

Azhar Mosque

The Al-Azhar Mosque was built shortly after the founding of Cairo; it was named “Al-Azhar” after Fatima al-Zahraa, daughter of the Prophet Mohammad. It is home to the oldest university in the world, where the first lecture was delivered in 975 A.D. Today the mosque is reserved for prayer, and the university offers religious studies, modern schools of medicine, science and foreign languages.

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