Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah

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Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah

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Cairo's main street which recently became pedestrian only is filled with historic sites.
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
We took an Uber($3) for 4.2 km east to the entrance of this historic part of Old Cairo. Once getting over the limited access highway, we took a 1.2 km walk to see a 13th C mausoleum, the 13th C Qualawun Complex and up to the 14th C Beshtak Palace, then retraced to the classic El Fishawi Cafe and a view of the 10th C Al-Azhar Mosque. From here, we easily accessed a taxi back toward Tahrir Square.
Written March 29, 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,393 contributions
Very interesting area of the city of Cairo can by explored as a part of Islamic Cairo tour. Various examples of Islamic architecture. Mosques and prominent houses. Many small fascinating stores. The sights, the smells, the impressions are quintessentially Egyptian here
Written January 12, 2022
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limegreenchalk
Macon, GA284 contributions
I think I might have gotten there a little too early (before 10), as many things were not open or were just opening, but this was still a cool, fairly calm area to walk around. If you want to go into any of the monument, you need the al-Muizz St ticket, which you can get at the Qalawun complex (and maybe other places?). I especially loved seeing the Qalawun complex and the medieval hamam! From here you can easily visit Khan el-Khalili
Written January 11, 2020
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts1,942 contributions
Solo
Right next to Alazhar mosque and khan el khalili souq one comes across this unique full of Islamic medieval buildings street.There is a small fee to enter the monuments. Best part is souveniour shopping arround it.
Written October 8, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
This street is worth the effort of visiting in order to gain an appreciation of the types of Islamic architecture to be seen in Cairo. There are several great examples including the Qalawun Complex and the various other mosques distributed along the street. It's worth buying the entrance ticket to gain access to multiple sites.
Written April 11, 2020
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Simon R. Henry
California5 contributions
We felt the culture of Egypt and the Egyptian last day of our tour. We walking all this street with different smells of perfumes and a backhoe (something put on fire give a nice smell). really we were so happy when we were between Egyptian people, all were smile
Written April 11, 2021
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Ahmed-Hafez
Cairo, Egypt25 contributions
Tho Cairo has alot to see, it can be easily narrowed up into a few areas, the Nile, the Pyramids and Khan Khalili, for shopping. but the area that Tourists Usually miss out, is the Muizz Street, the Street that started the City of Cairo, the Muizz Street, tho Medieval Cairo is not the first Arab City in Africa, it has managed to become the Center of the Arab Empire within Years of its creation, its strategic location, between West of the Empire, and the East of the Empire, anyone who wished to Travel from the Economic and Cultural Centers of the Arab Empire in Damascus and Baghdad, and wished to Travel to the Cultural and Scientific Centers in Cordoba, Grenada and Marrakech HAD to Travel throught Cairo...

The City was made up of a Main Street, called the Muizz Street, Stretching from the Northern Gate in Bab Al-Futuh down 3 km to the southern Gate bab Zuweila, and along the main road, the rich and the powerfull citizens of the city built their Schools, Hospitals, Markets, Mausoleums, Universities, Courts, Palaces, Mansions and ofcourse their Mosque. Today, and after several years of neglect the Governorate of Cairo Opened the first phase of the renovated area, which stretches 1 km down from Bab al-Futuh.

Bab-Al Futuh itself is a remarkable Gate, built on Traditional Arabic Fortifications architechture, next to it is the Hakim Mosque, with its Unique Minerate, where the Sultan ordered the Engeneer to Build a Minerate that Combines between Arabic Architechture and Pharonic Architechture. You will need to get Seeds to feed the Pigeons of the Massive Mosque with its marble floor, the Mosque was built by Fatimid Sultan Hakim Bi-Amr illah, and was known for being so cruel, he is also the only ruler in Egypt's Islamic history to have simply vanished, the Mosque has no tickets, and is still used today,

Next online is the Silehdar Complex, which includes a Mosque, School and a Sabil (a public well and fountian Water), Built by Suleyman Agha Al-Silehdar, an Ottoman who worked as the chief of the Harem of the Sultan, built on Ottoman Architechture, tickets are found, but it is worth seeing, the Mosque is built over the Largest Well in the Area, today, the well has been dried out, and you can go under the Mosque to see it, with a beautiful echo.

The area includes Beit el Sehimy, this Huge Mansion, located in Darb Asfar, where the Rich merchants lived, and is a typical Arab House, you can see where they use to eat, listen to Music, Dance, Hold Meetings, Cook, and everything, today the Beit (House in arabic) is open for Tourists, and even holds a stage for Traditional Music, and Dances of Egypt at night.

Moving down you will see the Aqmar Mosque, one of the Oldest remaining Fatimid Mosques in Cairo, tho it is small, yet it is beautiful, from the outside, it too is still used today and is for free, yet you will need to tip the person incharge of the shoes to treat you good, 3 to 5 Egyptian Pounds.

Next online comes the jewel of the Street, the Qalawun Complex and the Barquq Complex, the two huge structures were built under the Mamluk Dynasties in Egypt, and were built over the ruins of the Fatimid Palaces, the winter and the summer Palace, up till this day, this area is still reffered to as Bein el Qasrein (Between the two Palaces), the Qalawun Complex has been described by historians over the past 5 centuries as the second most beautiful mausoleum in the world, after the Taj Mahal, tho it is the only structure not open for public (due to the big work that it needs) you can visit the adjacent Qalawun Complex, which holds a Library, a Biramistan (Hospital), a Kottab (quranic School), and a Madrasha, which teaches the four primary teachings of the four Imams in Islam, and also includes the Mausoleum for the mamluk Sultan Barquq.

Adjacent to the structures is a street which leads to khan khalili, which also includes the Only Arabic Court of Justic in the Area, it is very interesting to see where the prisoners use to stay, where the Elite of the Society use to sit to listen to the Verdict, on a HUGE Balcony-like area, and a large yard infront of it for the common people who are interested in hearing the verdict, and the trial itself.

the other side of the Muizz Street is reachable by walking down the street and crossing the Azhar Street on a pedestrian bridge, where you will see the Ghouriya Complex, which includes a School, Mosque, Mausoleum and a Kottab, it has an amazing view on its roof of the entire city, where you can easily spot out the Citadel, the Pyramids and the Cairo Tower, and has a remarkable wooden dome, with Yellow Glass. today the complex includes a theater, that works at night.

this side is still in the second phase of renovation, so you will find the streets not so pedestrian friendly, yet it is worth, where you will find the Bab zuweila after a 5 minutes walk, the southern gates of Cairo, and the only remaining Souther Gate, named after the Zuweila Family that came with the Fatimid conquest of Egypt, the Bab Has Two High towers, named after two french officers, who were slaughtered on the towers, as a sign of warning to the Napoleonic troops, hoping to invade cairo, and offers a Magnificent view of the Entire old City, down the Towers is the Muayyed Mosque, it was first built as a Prison, it was transformed into a Mosque in the Mamluk era, what is realy amazing in this mosque is its huge walls, that collide with the City Walls, and the beautiful Arabic Drawings, of calligraphy and ornements inside the Mosque.

Ending your trip with some shopping is the Tent Market, or Khayameya in Arabic, once was the center of Tent making in the Arab World, and was the creator of the Ka'aba Keswa, (the black dressing of the Ka'aba in Mecca), today it offers beautiful carpets, and wool, cotton, and silk products.

Tho i have missed out several other buildings, yet each and everyone is a must see, since each and everyone has its unique story behind it, and its unique architechture, i hope i was much of a help for all who wish to visit Egypt, and see this street, that most travel agencies skip out.
Written January 7, 2010
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Usama Mabrouck
Cairo, Egypt645 contributions
Friends
This street is the heart of Cairo. it's one of the oldest streets in Cairo. dating back a 1000 year or something. it's full of bazaars and crafts shop, you can buy Gold , Silver and copper goods, you can see the historic mosques and old building and enjoy the memluk architecture style. you can enjoy having a cup of coffee in any cafe , some cafes at some nights they bring music band or some singer
Written November 12, 2018
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Ibrahim R
Copenhagen, Denmark8 contributions
Family
Not many places provide a live example of the climax of the islamic art and architecture as this part of Cairo. I have been coming back and back to this part and it was a pleasent surprise to see that the Egyptian authorities are paying attention to the protection of this part of Cairo. It is an open air museum that not only show some of the finest workmanship of the Mamlouk era but also walks you through the Islamic history of Cairo and Egypt with decades of art and architecture. It is all there.
Written July 10, 2017
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Nasr Alkhabery
Giza, Egypt274 contributions
Family
I like this place and my family like it we will going to and we will take aphot and we will see all mosq
Written October 11, 2018
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