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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

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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

Thank Sherif_Heliopolis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 14 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
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a fascinating part of Cairo. You must visit the Citadel, Muiz Street, Al-Hakim Mosque, Khan el Khalili and definitely catch the El Tanoura show at Wekalet el-Ghouri Arts Center if you happen to be there on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday evening. I've...More

Thank B_Shukti
Reviewed 28 May 2017

it amazed me the islamic art in Egypt how fine it was , and it now . can see many diff time period art in it recommend to visit

Thank Dr_MS1
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This is the old cairo in the period of islamic invasion , the place till now is the same , it is a good place for touristic visits or going alone

Thank chico w
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Reem Z
2 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
10 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