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City of the Dead (Northern Cemetery)

East of Sharia Salah Salem, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Many magnificent funerary complexes are located here including the Mosque of Qaitbey (completed in 1474 AD), the Complex of Sultan Ashraf Barsbey and the Mausoleum of Ibn Barquq.
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East of Sharia Salah Salem, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A cemetery with a 1300 year-old history of continued burrials and construction of tombs and graves. The area feels rather neglected and I would not go there after dark. Unlike elsewhere in Cairo dogs may bark at you, because they sense you are an outsider....More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here on the way to Giza as part of a tiur to the pyramids. Obviously if you were to go to the pyramids first then this city of the dead would lose its mystique in comparison but I have to say I found...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nothing to specifically go out of the way to see, yes, it is a large “city like” sized burial ground. You can see the city of the dead when you at the pyramids and you come down the hill to see the sphynx. The cemetery...More

1  Thank Mustafa V
Reviewed 30 October 2017

City of the Dead also know as Cairo Necropolis) is an area not far from the Khan al-Khalili. It is a Muslim Cemetery with multiple Tombs. A fair number of these tombs are occupied by families who either wish to stay near their deceased relatives...More

Thank Greg48
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Drove past this place on our way through Cairo on our way to Giza.. our private guide filled us in on the vast area the City Cemetery covers.. it took us 10 to 15 minutes to drive fast the City of the dead.. you have...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Passed it many times. nothing to see and just badly maintained. The name doesnt help as well so please avoid.

1  Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 23 September 2017

People actually live alongside the graves and families have demarcated house like structures where all dead members will be buried.

Thank yassirbom
Reviewed 19 September 2017

you will find amazing part of the Middles Eastern culture,Sufi Dancers (Twirling Dervishes) oh, Cairo is a best city except me being from Ethiopia didn't get the charm and good gestures of the people of Cairo like westerners get every time, every other thing is...More

1  Thank Amir T
Reviewed 17 September 2017

As one review has stated, 'a city within a city' and that's exactly what you've got. It's a huge expanse of 'houses' which are actually family tombs. The place comes with street lights and electricity in the 'dwellings', some folk are living there! It's seriously...More

Thank toddman572001
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wish we'd had longer here because this whole area is worth exploring for the forlorn architecture and the curiousity of people living in tombs. Some great photography later in the day when the sunlight turns the stone golden.

Thank shmooj
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