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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...more
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!
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.
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
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
Response from vagabond8486 | Reviewed this property |
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
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 in the somewhat worried times, because, after all Cairo is not entirely recovered after the Arabic Spring and many happenings which followed after that in Egypt. BUT, you should absolutely visit that part since it gives you a good idea how most of common egyptian people live their every day life. You will, also, find them very warm and simple. In my personal opinion you have not seen Cairo if you have not seen Islamic Cairo.
Enjoy your visit.