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Bab Zuweila Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was wandering around Bab Zuweila when a man called Alex approached me and said he’s an english teacher and a historian. He assured me he doesn’t need my money and only wants to practice his english. He told me about Bab Zuweila was the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jennasypr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bab zuweila or "Zuweila Gate" offers you a great opportunity to see the historic Cairo from its tall minarets, the gate encountered many and many great historic events in the islamic world, you have to read its history first to have a full idea about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ososteko
Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

A must visit when in Cairo! Bab Zuweila is one of the Gates to the old walled city of Cairo. It has 2 beautiful minarets which offer an exhilarating climb and epic views to match across cairo once at the top. There is a fee...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Muj Q
Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

The gate is one of the few remaining g gates of old Cairo, with two minarets on top of it. You pay a small entrance fee and just start climbing, the view is awesome from the top of the minarets, you will see the contradictions...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Bnt-Battouta
Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

The gates have an interesting story. Just to the right, you will see a discrete door opening. 40lb and start climbing : ) The views from the roof are good and the minarets are beautiful. If you are healthy and adventurous, you can climb to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MichaelMc777
Reviewed 18 April 2019

One of my favourite places in Cairo. It is a Fatimid gate, from 11th century. What makes it interesting are two minarets rising from the two towers of the gate. Unique and beautiful. Zuwayla was somekind of a black African tribe that the Fatimids used...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MathiasS75
Reviewed 4 March 2019

I started walking there from the aqueducts, you just cut across and head out through some older sections of Cairo-al-sorogyah street, head down this and you will end up at the gate, now in my opinion this gives you context, plus the locals come out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank steve w
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

A short walk south of Khan el Khalli this magnificent gate with its two towers stand tall and grand and are very photogenic. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A shot from the minaret of one of Cairo major landmarks , At Bab zuweila is considered the most beautiful of the three gates of Islamic Cairo and the finest, Climbing up the stairs of the minarets will give you a different view of Islamic...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank gracewaytravel
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Dating back to the 11th century, this is one of the most impressive gates in Cairo. It used to mark the southern limits of the city and I'm told over the years has been a departure point for caravans going on their way to Mecca....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pamela G
20 July 2019|
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Response from Bnt-Battouta | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pamela, it all depends on your physical condition, its doable for sure at least to the second level where you will have a great view and see the paradox of Cairo. Above that level, the steps are more like a thin bar and... More