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Islamic Cairo

Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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After the Muslims conquered Egypt in 641 AD, they built their city, Al-Fustat, on what is now the southern border of modern Cairo. Today, this section of the city contains many important sites including the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Mosque of al-Azhar and the Khan al-Khalili market, which is considered the heart of this area.
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

surreal experience. i am not into religion and yet being immersed within this potent celebratory quarters gave me the chills.

Thank Fernando G
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

The age of that street is more than thousand years. We have been to many places. To kalawon to place of his son mohamed to palace of price beshtak and many places. Wherever you go in that street you'll find many to see. The places...More

1  Thank Jilan N
Reviewed 27 August 2015

So many mosques in one place. Beautiful architecture and near Khan Khalili markets. Very interesting.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 21 August 2015

One of my favorite neighborhoods in the whole world. Its amazing. I'd put this as the #2 Cairo place to visit behind the pyramid. The bazaar. The people watching. The food. Everything is amazing.

2  Thank dougnagy
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This part of Cairo has to be one of my favourite parts of Cairo. The sounds of the prayer calls, the looks of the old buildings and the colourful sights of things being sold make this visit one that is worthwhile. It might not be...More

1  Thank Jeslyn7
Reviewed 11 August 2015

It's hard to describe the grandeur of the Mosques and Synagogues - exquisite in detail! Cairo Urban Adventures provided a thorough and informative tour through Islamic Cairo with Wali our enthusiastic guide - a great trip to appreciate the beauty of the Egyptian culture.

Thank JennyW1965
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Islamic Cairo south part, where are the grate constructions like Citadel and Old Cairo city walls. One of oldest squares in Cairo and more than 10 mosques surround it. A very good place to spend your whole day there.

1  Thank Arashad
Reviewed 6 August 2015

It was great seeing the different sets of architecture all located in one place. One could see mosques from very different dynasties a century apart and thus can notice how things have developed. The mosques are well maintained and there isn't the hassle that one...More

2  Thank Marwan S
Reviewed 5 August 2015

For those who interested learning more about Islamic culture should visit this place. Mosques are the main attraction

Thank ATravelDreamer
Reviewed 30 July 2015

A must see place, because of the religious history. Beautiful architecture, stunning mosques, a great place!!!

Thank Kelvi B
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Reem Z
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Response from Sherif K | Reviewed this property |
you visit the monuments by day and enjoy the shopping, food and people day and night
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Abdul S
7 February 2016|
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Response from Tony V | Reviewed this property |
Hi its easy to find , when you visit the Khan el Khalili markets you can cross the street and ask anyone there they all know this landmark , good luck and enjoy
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Brent D
11 January 2015|
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Response from vagabond8486 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I would recommend a guide. First of all, Islamic Cairo covers a huge area and is best explored if you have a guide who could give you the background of different historical places. Also, a local guide is to recommend... More
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