Where is Salah al-Din Ayyubi Castle located?

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Salah al-den al-ayobi’s castle

The name of Salah El-Din Al-Ayyubi Castle is a name given to three distinguished military castles located in three different Arab countries. The first is the castle that King Salahuddin Yusuf Bin Ayyub, may God Almighty’s mercy, began building in the Ayyubid era. This castle is located in Cairo, the capital of the Republic of Egypt Arabia, and the second was built by the leader Izz al-Din Osama by order of King Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, and is located in the city of Ajloun in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, while the third is located in the Lattakia Governorate in the Syrian Arab Republic and dates back to the Greek eras, where the Crusaders built it, then edited by Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi.

The three castles are distinguished by their luxury and the ingenuity of their designs that show the power of the Islamic state in the Middle Ages, which made it important archaeological sites and important Islamic landmarks today.

Salah al-Din Ayyubid castle in Egypt

Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi Castle is known in Egypt as the Castle of the Mountain, where it was built in the air dome on one of the hills of Mount Mokattam, which is considered one of the natural heights separating the cities of Cairo and Fustat, and thus acquired the castle on a strategic location providing it with contact with the city in the event of a siege.

Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi began to build the castle but he did not complete it, then Sultan al-Kamil bin al-Adil completed it after the death of Salah al-Din, and thus he was the first to inhabit the castle and took it as the seat of the king.

Salah al-Din Ayyubi Castle in Jordan

Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi Castle in Jordan is known as the Ajloun Castle or Al-Rabd Castle. Commander Ezz al-Din Osama built it in the city of Ajlun on the mountain of Bani Awf by order of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, which is one of the mountains of Ajloun overlooking the Dead Sea and Palestine, in order to protect the trade, transportation, and pilgrimage Between the Levant and the Hejaz at the time, in addition to preventing the entry and spread of the Crusader forces in Ajloun.

Salah al-Din Ayyubi Castle in Syria

The castle of Salah ad-Din is known in Syria as the fortress of Zion, and it is a Greek word meaning fortress, as it is also called the fortress of the Sun. The Crusaders built it in the twelfth century on one of the peaks of the mountains of the Syrian coast east of Lattakia province, and then it was named after the castle of Salahuddin Ayyub, after the leader Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, who liberated it from the hands of the Crusaders in the year eighty-eight, one hundred and a thousand AD, after he had begun his campaign against the Crusaders in the year of eighty-seven, one hundred and a thousand AD.


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