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21/50.- Cairo, the citadel, Mohammed Ali mosque

In front of Sultan Hassan's mosque there's the citadel. The citadel used to be the residence of the Egyptian rulers. To get in you have to pay for n entrance ticket.

In the citadel there are three mosques, some museums and some palaces, but the main reason to visit it is the great view of the city you have from here.

The Mohammed Ali mosque was built between 1830 and 1848, and although it has received many criticisms is one of Cairo's landmarks.

We will now visit the old Cairo. To get there you can take a taxi (recommended) or go to Midan Tahrir (city center) and take the underground to Mar Girgis. Let's go ...

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