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Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah

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Address: Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo's main street which recently became pedestrian only is filled with...

Cairo's main street which recently became pedestrian only is filled with historic sites.

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Islamic Cairo Al Muizz Street Al Azhar Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from...

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Great for those who like architecture

I didn't know about Muizz street and generally didn't want to go to the poor areas of Cairo, but somehow I discovered this on the Internet while we were in Cairo just one day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
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Beirut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I didn't know about Muizz street and generally didn't want to go to the poor areas of Cairo, but somehow I discovered this on the Internet while we were in Cairo just one day before our departure, and so we went. We went without any guides, armed with our knowledge from the Internet. We began by Bab Al-Futuh, walked all... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This street is really one of the places that I love to go every time I go to Cairo The reason why I gave 3 stars is because it's dirty and smelly but it's a slice of cairo's history and there is a lot to see It's important to bargin tot anything you wanna buy they sometimes go as low... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Mu'izz Street is a spectacular sight! You don't have to be a history buff to appreciate the old architecture and ornate symmetrical carvings everywhere. The road is blocked off to most traffic (they let some motorcycles through) and the street is made of cobblestones. We went in the evening, unfortunately the mosques were all locked and Bayt As Suhaymi and... More 

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Thank Z042010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

It is clean, full of life, specially at night where you can see the colourful lights decorating old houses, mosques and khans (old name for markets) on booths sides of the street. It is like a mile long or so. So unique buildings, you may take from 2 to 3 hours to cover it. Walking there makes me feels like... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

In 969 AD the Fatimid’s succeeded in conquering Egypt and in establishing the Fatimid Caliphate that ruled Egypt for nearly 200 years. The first Fatimid Caliph, Al-MuIzz Li-Din Allah [afterwards Al-MuIzz], commissioned his general, the brilliant “Gawhar the Sicilian” to build “Al-Qahira” [Cairo]. In 1074, the famous Commander of the Fatimid armies, “Badr EL Gammali”, enlarged the city and constructed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

During the day, until 5pm, you are able to visit most of the mosques in the area. At night, the place comes alive with activity; we did a evening walk through here and it was so beautiful. The mosques are lit up nicely, there are little food stands along the way to grab a hot Kabob and many shops. Just... More 

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Thank JT_Turner3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful street of old part of Cairo. The cobblestone street is off limits to cars and other vehicles. It has many old mosques, palaces, antique shops, and small cafes. This place is awesome when visited at daytime. The mosques and palaces open from 9 AM to 5 PM. But the place turns magical after sunset when the old buildings are... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a 1.5 km walk with Mosques and Market shops and stalls. We bought some bronze from an "aladins cave" of stuff and waited whilst they cleaned it all for us. They do not hassle you at all and you must keep going over to the Gouhi Mosque. This stretch of market is tacky but worth the walk as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Took a guided tour from the beginning of the road. Beware if prayer times as you can't enter the mosque then. There was an old house (forgot the name) that we visited (with extra tickets) just off the road and it was worth it.

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Thank Ashraf M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

amazing street, try to start your tour from the other side, (bab el fetouh) "Bab means door/gates" so you can end it in front of Khan el Khalili, "Bab El Fetouh" is a great gate with amazing islamic architecture

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