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The Citadel of Salah al-Din

The Citadel of Salah al-Din

The Citadel of Salah al-Din

The Citadel of Salah al-Din lies on the eastern side of the Syrian city of Latakia, 33 km from it.
Adding a part to it during their occupation before the Sultan Saladin succeeded in liberating it in 1188.

[1] The Citadel of Salah al-Din has a privileged position among the castles of the Syrian coast due to its unique architectural design, which took the form of a triangle, and runs longitudinally between two valleys. Deep, the castle was connected to a flat plateau Previously connected to the rocky hill, it was later separated by a trench carved from the rock on which the castle was erected.In addition, the castle was surrounded by deep trenches, huge walls, and prominent towers that made it one of the most fortified castles on the seaside.

[1] On the Islamic monuments, such as: a large mosque built during the time of the Mamluk Sultan Qalawun, in addition to the many bathrooms that were designed according to the Arab style, while the former civilizations, leaving only a few walls and towers half-circular. The Aga Khan Foundation for Cultural Services recently undertook a major restoration of most parts of the castle, as recorded on the list of scientific heritage by the UNESCO World Heritage Center in 2006.

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