Saladin Citadel of Cairo

Saladin Citadel of Cairo

Saladin Citadel of Cairo or Cairo Citadel, is a medieval Islamic fortification located in Cairo, Egypt. The Citadel was built by the Ayyubid ruler Salah al-Din between 1176 and 1183 AD, to provide protection against Crusaders. The Citadel was later renovated in the 14th and 19th centuries AD respectively by Mamluks and Muhammad Ali Pasha. Cairo Citadel was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Historic Cairo.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Cairo

Date of Inscription: 1979

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