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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

Cairo is much more than the pyramids and ancient antiquity sites. Islam came to Egpyt in the 7th century and much of present day Cairo has been influenced by Islamic themes, most notably it's mosques. Cairo has the moniker as the city of 1000 mosques....More

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to discover the real local part of Cairo this is the best part of it. I used to stay there for hours just watching the city and it`s amazing vibe. If you ever come in Egypt you shouldn`t miss this.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cairo Mosques and minarets are astounding! We loved hearing the call to prayer 5 times a day. Try to visit as many as you can!

Thank ccastellar2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

with mosques and ancient houses ranging between 1000 years and 500 years old you will find real history in life , nothing behind protective glass or iron fences , it is a real life museum

Thank Ahmad B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the Islamic part of Cairo. You will find old mosques only in this part of Cairo. Please try to hire a guide or any person familiar with it to tell you more about the historic importance of this site.

Thank Shabbir117
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I used to go there whenever I need to feel better To live original Egyptian life in simplicity، legendary. The places built 1000 years, sophisticated building with deeply meant drawings reflecting Islam philosophy in worship is there in any minor details Nice coffees, traditional popular...More

Thank elkhodirya
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The whole area with its historical mosques, schools and old houses and inner gardens is just amazing.

Thank Sherif_Heliopolis
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is one of the most intense place I have visited with people constant moving and going about their daily lives. The level of tout attraction seems much lower here which meant it does feel more like you are truly exploring.

Thank CTricity
Reviewed 15 June 2017

First go to the Gayer Anderson Museum and Ibn Tuliun Mosque, then to Bayt el Suhaiymi and the Gold district market area. Stop for lunch at the posh Khan El Khalili restaurant in the heart of the Souk. Have Tea at Feshawi's, go to the...More

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing like a Ramadan night in islamic Cairo, elmoez street and khan elkhalili were just amazing and live between sunset to sunrise

Thank Nermeen_Bedair
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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