The Citadel is located along the Salah Salem Highway in Cairo, Egypt. Built on a limestone spur in the 12th century, this castle offers panoramic views in a setting steeped with historical merit. Most of the Citadel’s history is linked to Muhammad Ali, the 19th century leader who famously trapped hundreds of Mameluke leaders inside the structure. That event played a role in freeing Egypt from the Mameluke yoke. Learn more about Islamic Cairo by visiting the Police Museum, Carriage Museum, and Muhammad Ali Mosque, all housed within The Citadel.