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Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air bazaar is filled with unique and exotic items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs.
Al-Azhar Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 25897443
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All reviews shop owners naguib mahfouz el fishawy narrow streets old market shops selling buy something mint tea buy souvenirs for sale visit cairo islamic cairo bargain bazaar shisha vendors gifts
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like every old city Cairo has its big market with hundreds of stores across many narrow streets. Some streets specialize in a particular commodity, like clothes or weighing scales etc. UNESCO has recognized this market as a historical heritage site

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Khan El Khalili is an amazing life tme experience. The shops are full with wonderful gifts both historical & others. The beauty of the stones & accessories are beyond imagination. Sitting in a cafe in this amazing square ordering the traditional Egyptian tea, Turkish coffee...More

Thank hemmat2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love walking around and having all senses involved: varied colors, smells and tastes, people speaking in numerous languages and varying textures of different cloths? This is the place! Mind you, some people may feel repelled by the "active" selling attitude of some vendors. Not my...More

Thank Colesterol
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a place where you will feel the beating heart of Cairo. A place that is almost 1000 years old with the smell of spices all over the place and always crowded and full of life. A great experience and a history relived.

Thank elhoss-masr
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place you will get everything there that you can possibly buy from Egypt ! So don’t waste your time anywhere else. It’s cheap and you need to be a good hackler to win the game 🤣

Thank nafiz333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our last night and really did not regret it - even if we do run out of money having haggled for some great pashminas. Felt really safe even after walking way off the beaten track to find an ATM Great place at...More

Thank HRNG56
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend days wandering around this traditional market area. We only had an hour or two on the City Tour which was not enough so we came back later. We also were there mid-morning on the City Tour but nighttime is the best time...More

Thank StevefromNorthLakes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oldest market in Egypt the age of this market more than 600 years let you live and feel the medieval life of Egyptian and expert the islamic culture at its beginning in Egypt.

Thank mayorofguidance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite okay if you have some sparetime in Cairo and likes shopping (and bargaining a lot!!!!!). Most sellers sell the same stuff so if you are not happy with the price, just go to the next store. /Per

Thank scatha23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we needed our guide the most he wasn't there. Lol. Told us all roads lead home so we should just walk around and enjoy it. All ok but the shop owners just don't allow one to enjoy the experience... they're just too full on....More

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October 7, 2018|
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Response from AdventureDiva | Reviewed this property |
As others have mentioned, it is best to use cash. You have a better chance to get a better discount during your bartering phase.
September 20, 2018|
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Response from akspra | Reviewed this property |
No, it will be better if you can carry the money. Though you may find ATMs on your way to market. But it’s better to keep money on hand.
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Emma0805 | Reviewed this property |
What I did to go to Marsa Matruh . The safest and reasonably priced way to go from Cairo to Marsa Matruh . Is by coach I’m my situation I used Go Bus Vip Ticket was 200Lb each you get a small lunch box on the bus presented... More