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Islamic Cairo

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Address: Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo, Egypt
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After the Muslims conquered Egypt in 641 AD, they built their city,...

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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Immerse yourself in Islamic History

A dizzying combination of sights, sounds and smells. Nowhere else in the world have I witnessed a display of Egyptian hospitality and concern and care for travellers than here in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A dizzying combination of sights, sounds and smells. Nowhere else in the world have I witnessed a display of Egyptian hospitality and concern and care for travellers than here in Old Islamic Cairo. Mosques abound and a small incident occurred here between some teenage boys. They started arguing (as most teenage boys the world over do) getting louder and more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the real Cairo, if you miss it then you could not say you were in Cairo as simple as that. take a walk in history and rnjoy the real locals , but do not eat there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Islamic Cairo can be seen from Cairo tower and saladin's citadel and near to khan elkhalily. Islamic architect gathered from Damascus, Bagdad and even Istanbul brought to Egypt throughout different eras by governors to leave a legacy by building houses of GOD "ALLAH" (the mosques) for his worshippers, schools with liberaries and hospitals. These buildings stood still for about 14... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredibly beautiful buildings and a good time to enjoy Cairo as there are very few tourists. You must go to Muizz Street. It is the most enchanting part. You can watch local people just relaxing . There is a very nice atmosphere there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was absolutely stunning! The mosques and the architecture were breath taking. This is a very old part of Cairo and it' a must to see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You cannot visit Cairo without spending time in the heart of this great city, Islamic Cairo. The city is growing too fast in many different directions, and features great neighborhoods, from Zamalek to Maadi, Mohandaseen to Sheik Zayed and much more, but still Islamic Cairo is colorful, fascinating, historic and old. There are countless shops, and cafes serving delicious teas... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

From the market to the mosques that you can actually enter. From the beautiful views and panorama picture moments from the top. Defiantly bring a guide if your not familiar with Muslim culture. It helps with understand some of the symbolism. The market is a mess but fun. It's hard to find the decent stuff among all the junk for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A great Place i love Islamic Cairo very much..its so peaceful and so beautiful I highly recommend ..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I very much enjoyed our all-day visit to this area of Cairo. One could spend several days exploring it, there's so much to see. Especially recommended are the principal souk (market), called Khan al-Khalili, and the many mosques. Of the latter, I would recommend Sultan Hassan mosque, Al-Rifa'i mosque (containing the tomb of the late Shah of Iran), and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

With use of a tour guide, we went to view two very impressive mosques! The architecture alone was stunning! The tour guide also took us through the history of each mosque. A highly recommended visit!

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