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Cairo Castle, Taiz

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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. Make Cairo Castle part of your personalized Taiz itinerary using our Taiz family vacation planner.
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You'll find a fairly even spread of accommodations around the main streets and side roads of Taiz. Established standard and luxury hotels offer restaurants, pools, and additional amenities. Meanwhile, simple guesthouses and hostels with dormitory-style rooms provide good options for budget-conscious travelers. Set in traditional brown-brick buildings on largely residential streets, they can offer good access to some of the livelier commercial areas in town.
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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.  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 c...  more »
  • Coming to Tai'z for the first time? well this is the first place you should see, you will get an overview to the city and specially the old city of Tia'z and its old mosques, historical schools and th...  more »
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