Al-Azhar Park

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Dl
Cairo, Egypt1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Friends
The park is beautiful, but for entering with my camera I had to pay 300 egp extra (about 12$). This seems like an easy way to make money from tourists - especially considering that entry costs are 25 egp ( 1.5$)
Written 14 June 2022
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Nicolás Roa Santofimio
Bogota, Colombia24 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Waste of time and money. There is almost nothing to do inside the park, but also the access points are very limited so you have to walk a lot. Besides this the camera fee is higher than the entry ticket making it completely unfair….. there are a lot of places to go, but this one is very very bad….
Written 5 June 2022
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Osama Amer
5 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Al Azhar park is a green place beside ancient Salah Aldeen citadel and Al Azhar mosque. The park is very clean and well organized.
Written 1 June 2022
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Ahmad Mahmoud
Cairo, Egypt9 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
What a good park at the middle of the town 👏 👌 😍 perfect location nice views organized and easy to find very good time to enjoy with family
Written 25 April 2022
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TJim60
367 contributions
Apr. 2022
Previously a garbage dump with some 500 years accumulation, the are was transformed to a green and tranquil oasis.

Impressive gardens and fountains, well landscaped with a wide variety of plants.

Three restaurants.

Scenic overlook of the Citadel.

The park is primarily designed with family outings in mind.

Why then should a foreign tourist come here when Cairo abounds in historic sites and museums? Literally millennia of history and monuments. So much that after multiple trips to Egypt we feel we have only begun to scratch the surface of what is here.

We came for the history. 1.5kms of Ayyubid Wall that have been restored.

Combine with another site?
The Northern Cemetery --City of the Dead-- is across the street. A rather fascinating place with historic monuments of its own among family tombs and the poor people living in them now. A trip to the Park could be combined with a trip to the City of the Dead. You'll probably want guide for that portion.

If you are interested in urban redevelopment of the good kind (improving the existing population's life rather than gentrification), this is a living example of one way to do it. The story of the project is recounted here. You can also read about it on Wikipedia or Azhar Park's website.
Written 14 April 2022
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK149 contributions
Mar. 2022
Refreshing to see a park in this noisy smoggy city. Mainly children from school seen here. Nice for strolls.
Written 13 April 2022
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H_Siegfried
Zurich, Switzerland92 contributions
May 2021
In this park there are many shady places where you can recover from the traffic and the noise of the megacity. It's definitely worth the entrance fee.
Written 10 May 2021
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NickiR
Ottawa, Canada33 contributions
Dec. 2020
What a view! We were lucky and had almost no other people there. It is truly a lovely place to be and discover. Will return!
Written 26 April 2021
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Petra
Stupava, Slovakia84 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Friends
This is beautiful place in Cairo i love it .. place for relax or picnic in nature ..rest in all day ..i muss see
Written 3 April 2021
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Svitlana
Poltava, Ukraine157 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Family
We recommend to visit this park just to enjoy beautiful green place, nice atmosphere apart of noisy city. The entrance was 25 LE for adults and 15 LE for kids. Picturesque views to old Cairo, Citadel and another part of the city. There is kids playground here and some cafes to spend time. You can bring your food with you and just sit on the grass - this is what local families do, making picnic in the fresh air.
Written 8 March 2021
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