The Citadel

The Citadel is a fortified complex begun by Salah al-Din - a hero throughout the Arab world who

fought the Crusaders during his reign (1171 - 1193 AD).  His nephew, Al-Kamil, later expanded

the complex to its present size and established it as a royal residence.


The Mohammad Ali Mosque is an imposing structure within the Citadel.



The Citadel is situated to provide a strategic view of the surrounding area, including

what is now metro Cairo.




Courtyard of Mohammad Ali Mosque.


Interior view of the mosque.




-Malvado Home-          -Giza 1-          -Giza 2-          -Khan al-Khalili-          -Dahshur 1-          -Dahshur 2-          

-Saqqara & Memphis-          -Old Cairo-          -Modern Cairo-          -**Luxor Temple-

-**Karnak Temple-          -**Valley of the Kings-          -**Valley of the Queens-


** Denotes new photos added 26 May 2007