For over 700 years, this huge fortress, home to several mosques, palaces, and museums, has been Egypt’s power base. The Ottoman influence on the fortress design is very strong here. Fridays are reserved for prayers.
How to get there
By bus: (from Tahrir Square) 82, 83, or 609; (from ‘Ataba Square) 401, minibus 50 or 55
8am-4/5pm (the mosque is closed on Fri for prayers)