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Cairo: Salah Al-Din Al-Ayoubi Citadel Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets

Cairo: Salah Al-Din Al-Ayoubi Citadel Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets

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Ticket Type
Opening hours Open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Last ticket admission at 4:00 PM.
Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets 1 Day Single Entry Ticket. Specific to date selected during purchase.
Instant Confirmation Mobile E-ticket with QR code to scan at the gates
Ticket Options Prices vary depending on visitor nationality. Egyptian, Arab or Other Nationalities
Non refundable tickets Please ensure you select the correct dates of visiting before confirming your purchase as tickets are non-refundable.
Valid ID required at the gates Visitors must show a valid ID. Any kind of fraud will be subjected to 5 times the ticket price.
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The Citadel of Sultan Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi (Saladin) is one of the most iconic monuments in Islamic Cairo, and among the most impressive defensive fortresses dating to the Middle Ages. Its strategic location on the Muqattam Hills gave it a formidable defensive position, and offered, as it still does today, an unrestricted panoramic view of Cairo.

Sultan Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi was the first to order the construction of a fortress over the Muqattam Hills in (572 AH/ 1176 AD), but it was not completed during his lifetime. This was achieved during the reign of Sultan al-Kamel ibn al-Adel (604 AH/1207 AD) who decided to reside in it, making it the official residence of the rulers of Egypt. In the mid-nineteenth century, Khedive Ismail moved the official residence to Abdeen Palace in downtown Cairo.

The Citadel witnessed some of the most significant events in Egyptian history from the time it was built to the end of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, which was in power from the early nineteenth century until the 1952 revolution, when the modern Egyptian republic was born. Many monuments were added to the Citadel over the centuries, providing visitors today with an array of places to visit, such as the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, which dominates the Citadel. Other places to visit include the mosque of the Mamluk sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun, the Ottoman-era Sulayman Pasha al-Khadim Mosque, as well as a number of museums such as the Police Museum, Al-Jawhara Palace Museum, and the Military Museum.

Ticket office queues can be long and for this, we recommend that you purchase your tickets online in advance.

Once you purchase your tickets, you will receive an email with e-tickets that grant you access to the attraction

Opening Hours

Saturday to Friday
9:00 AM > 5:00 PM (Daily)
Last Ticket Admission: 3:00 PM

How to get to Salah Al Din Citadel?

We recommend you use Uber for all your transportation needs during your stay in Cairo. Alternatively, you could hire a driver with a car for the day.

Toilets: There are several public toilets at the Citadel.
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