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“al azhar”(6 reviews)
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...more
Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Ways to Experience Islamic Cairo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the oldest and biggest Islamic capital in the world its Cairo when you go there you travel cross the time

Thank TripEgyptsTours
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting site and educational. It was a very good tour. I think our guide made as he had a Phd in Theology and knew quite a bit also making it interesting

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see and to blend in the local culture. Of course a must if you visit Cairo and Egypt, but be prepared for a lot of dirt, noise and somehow chaos...like almost in all Cairo. It is not like what you are used to!

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved that part of Cairo because it's most authentic one, with Arabian vibes and local atmosphere!!

Thank mariearies
Reviewed 9 August 2018

When you walk to see Al Azhar, Khan Al-Khalilli, Imam Hussain Mosque and traverse the market of the tent makers, you feel the weight of history and appreciate the civilization that calls it abode. Unparalleled experience and a must to experience this immense city.

Thank Sabmar
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We were lucky enough to be able to explore Historic Cairo with a professor of medieval Islam so we really got the full historic scoop. This was a great place to really experience some more of the Egyptian culture and to better understand what the...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

My guide Laila Hassan knows the area better than anyone else. I spent an amazing day in Coptic Cairo as well.

Thank AnaM8555
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Many beauties to see lots of dust crowded nice people simple life but vivid.You will walk a lot go to the bazzar and the big square a place full of life.

Thank AZIS M
Reviewed 25 May 2018

The Citadel of Saladin with the Madrassa Mosque of Sultan Hassan and mosques of Mohamed Ali and al-Rifali were impressive and exciting to see, I would recommend them if you have time.

1  Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We went here after Coptic Cairo and it was obviously quite different. We walked the entire length of the bazaar which started out with the very local side and eventually we made it to the more touristy side where the mosques and big square are....More

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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