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Address: Al Fustat | Khan el Kahlili Market Area, Cairo, Egypt
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Built in 1754 during the Ottoman period, this main gate protected the...

Built in 1754 during the Ottoman period, this main gate protected the original entrance to the Citadel.

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Impressive but hazardously dirty

This is the front gate, so to speak, of the Citadel. It's an impressive and elegant fortified gate. Unfortunately, not only is it closed (access to the Citadel is from the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

This is the front gate, so to speak, of the Citadel. It's an impressive and elegant fortified gate. Unfortunately, not only is it closed (access to the Citadel is from the visitors' entrance on the far side) but it's also very dirty: to climb up to the gate itself you have to watch for garbage, rubble, broken glass and the... More 

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