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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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Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The architecture is stunning and such interesting history! Recommend you don't miss it. Now I am writing nonsense bc Trip Advisor wont let you leave a short good review.

Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always find a reason to visit as I truly love the architecture of the buildings as well as sights,and sounds.

Thank 888annl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was aware of the importance of Egypt in the Arab world but nothing quite prepared me for the wondrous and incredible experience of walking through the Sultan Hasan and other Mosques, beautiful streets, Salah Al Din wall entrance, Khan Al Khalli souk and most...More

Thank DY60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better food than the main market and a more local feel. You will find locals shopping within and in the most part a more honest pricing system, try a shish kebab and you will be impressed (there is many vendors). Do not let a guide...More

Thank Ibrahim G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A must visit to get the real feel for the real egypt with all the shopping areas, low budget eateries (beware of hygiene issues). Allow for haggling down the prices to at least a quarter of the asking price. For example we bought two necklace/ear...More

Thank Bachlakraboy
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The islamic Cairo site is one of the beautiful islamic sites in the world, you can see the best islamic art of building difference between different islamic times.

Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is always interesting to see the culture and history behind other parts of the world. This is one of those places that gives you a great peak in to both areas.

Thank cubfaninco
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The 1000 years old "el Moez" street is a must visit. Decadent yet lively, full of people and yet relaxing in the tea parlours. From an architectural point of view it is truly magnificent.

Thank John O
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our guide Ibrahem Mohamed gave us an excellent tour of the Citadel and many other mosques along with the Khan al-Khalili market. He has an amazing knowledge of the history of all the sites we visited. He explained many traditional Islamic practices. Truly was like...More

Thank ashtabula
Reviewed 10 October 2017

excellent traditional islamic place to visit good for Islamic history followers good for friend trips better at night

Thank IbrahimAzzazy
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Reem Z
3 September 2016|
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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
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
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