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Islamic Cairo, Cairo

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Walk down the historic streets of Islamic Cairo, an atmospheric district of mosques, madrasas, merchant houses, and fountains that together form part of a World Heritage Site. Retaining many of its traditional buildings, the area stands in contrast to the modern sections of the city and the suburbs that surround it, with medieval landmarks and historic places of pilgrimage topping most sightseeing tours. Despite its storied sites and standout buildings, the district remains a place of everyday life, with a bustling market and a number of traditional teahouses and restaurants frequented by locals. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Islamic Cairo by using our Cairo online trip planner.
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  • This area consists of Khankhalili , Moez street and some old mosques around most famous comes Refae and Sultan Hassan, they could be covered all in 5 hours, start by mosques ( keep Egy money with you....  more
    This area consists of Khankhalili , Moez street and some old mosques around most famous comes Refae and Sultan Hassan, they could be covered all in 5 hours, start by mosques ( keep Egy money with you....  more »
  • Islamic Cairo has long been a center of religion and learning- It is worth the visit, but there are lots of ways to experience this. We combined Islamic Cairo with the Citadel/Muhammad Ali Mosque, so....  more
    Islamic Cairo has long been a center of religion and learning- It is worth the visit, but there are lots of ways to experience this. We combined Islamic Cairo with the Citadel/Muhammad Ali Mosque, so....  more »

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