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Islamic Cairo

Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #12 of 155 attractions in Cairo
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Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description:             Islamic Cairo, the jewel of Cairo                   ...   I This very special part of Cairo is centered around "El Hussein", that is how... more »
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McLean, VA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Islamic Cairo and old Coptic Cairo balance each other. Islamic Cairo is larger and more impressive. I love to wander the streets that hold the mosques of the past. And they are still in use!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Walking around Islamic Cairo at night is like going back in time walking around the set of 1001 nights. It's magical. So go at night, its perfectly safe and wonderful

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I spent half a day roaming the streets and alleys of Islamic Cairo, discovering the old culture and life. I started at the Khan-el-Khalili marketplace, which was surprisingly empty probably due to the midday heat and the general lack of tourists in Egypt. The market appeared to be geared towards tourists. I was later told there is a continuation of... More

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St Austell
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cairo has an astonishing variety of Islamic art of all kinds, in particular its architecture. It would take months to see everything, but I would recommend for anyone not over-familiar with this field to start with the Mosque of Hassan, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun and the Mamluk tombs of the Northern Cemetery in particular. A really useful guide is... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The city of a thousand minarets, that is what Cairo is called, lots of old mosques dating from different islamic era!1

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Cairo, Egypt
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The history that this small city beholds is so great beyond what words can describe. And can only be appreciated by people who read in general and read in Egyptian history in particular. Most of Egyptians don't read, and that's why they neglect it!!! Sometimes I think like, most of those people don't deserve to live in such a historic... More

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Singapore lah!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a special part of Cairo and to me it is a must visit. Don't rush through, take time, find a coffee place and enjoy the drinks.

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Mellieħa, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A quirky place with many majestic religious sites contrasting with the hustle and bustle of the nearby souq, little shops and bazaars tucked away in side streets.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I was really excited to see Islamic Cairo and I was amazed at what I saw. The mosques and temples were ancient and beautifully decorated. I really enjoyed going to the sites and being welcomed to pray or chat with locals about the Islamic faith. Must do tripwhile in Egypt.

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Cairo, Egypt
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

that might be, in my Opinion! the only place you will regret not to go in both Cairo and Gizah totally different and here the folklor if u wanna feel you travelled to a different place and culture and everything go there start from (Bab El-Ftooh) .. enjoy

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