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Cairo Castle, Taiz

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Yemen
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An 11th-century World Heritage Site, Cairo Castle has had great historical and strategic significance. Originally the residence of the ruler, the defense fortress perches on the highest point over the city of Taiz. Airstrikes in 2015 destroyed up to 30 percent of the castle, once a favorite with visitors who came to tour and watch the sunset. From its significant vantage point you can see Taiz, numerous mosques, and the mountains beyond. Plan to visit Cairo Castle during your Taiz vacation using our convenient Taiz attractions planner.
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  • Saber mountain and Alkahira castle are the most visited attractions in Taiz city. The castle was built for military purposes 100s of years ago it remains a living attraction. 
    Saber mountain and Alkahira castle are the most visited attractions in Taiz city. The castle was built for military purposes 100s of years ago it remains a living attraction.  more »
  • Lived in Tiaz for two years and visited the castle on four occasions. Walked up the face of mountain to the castle- wow fantastic views but you need to be fit. A taxi can drop you at the back of the.....  more
    Lived in Tiaz for two years and visited the castle on four occasions. Walked up the face of mountain to the castle- wow fantastic views but you need to be fit. A taxi can drop you at the back of the.....  more »
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  • Al-Qahira Castle is a historical castle in the ancient city of Taiz, Yemen. It is located on the northern slope of Mount Sabr, which is based on rocky highlands overlooking the city. It is said that the area was originally referred as the old Taiz, and later renamed as Al-Qahira (Cairo). The castle is considered as the nucleus of the city of Taiz.
  • The most visited place in Taiz city after Saber mountain.. it faced an air strike many times in the past five years. ( The photo has been taken from bab mousa )

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