Citadel


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by nmagann on December 5, 2000

The Citadel here looks like a medieval castle complete with little holes in the walls for arrows to be shot through against the crusaders. It dates back to 1100AD and contains the Mohammed Ali Mosque who wanted to modernize Egypt. Shoes must be taken off to enter. The mosque is from the 1800's and has 365 lights, a tomb, a praying area for women, stained glass windows in the domes and two sets of staircases that lead to enclosed pulpits.

Mohammed is believed to be the last prophet and provided the basic rules for the Muslims. They must pray 5 times a day, read the Holy Qur'an for the next life, give to the poor, belief in one God, and visit Mecca if they can afford it.
Citadel Complex
Salah Salem Highway
Cairo, Egypt
20 2 512 9619

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