The Citadel is a mix of different historical periods, which houses a few remaining Mamluk mosques as well as a great deal of Ottoman architecture. The Mosque of Mohamed Ali itself is quite spectacular, particularly at night when lit up. It is the largest mosque in Cairo, and is worth seeing just for that. The reason for its double minarets is interesting--The Ottoman Sultan at the time declared that only mosques located in Constantinople could have more than one minaret. Mohamed Ali declared in response that he was building one with two, and if the Sultan had a problem with that, well, come and get me. The Sultan, of course, did not.
The Citadel itself, however, can be something of a let do...Read More