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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...more
Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You CANNOT leave Cairo without visiting at least four of the main Mosques in Old Cairo. We loved the architecture and were able to take amazing pictures.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pamjumani
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visiting Islamic Cairo, it’s mosques, museum, neighborhoods, cafes and interacting with the locals is just as important as paying a visit to the Sphinx or Pyramids. However, I must say that I was not prepared for the virtual city (all over Cairo) of rubble, garbage,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned SO much about Islam while in Egypt and it gave me a totally different perspective. It is so much a part of Egypt that you really MUST go. Egypt is so much more than the pyramids!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad that the Mongols advance was stopped before they decimated Cairo, leaving us this rich heritage of Islamic Cairo. It is definitely worth visiting for it contains one of the richest deposits of Islamic architecture in the world.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very pleasant morning on a guided walking tour learning all about Islamic history and culture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Enjoyable tour of old southern Cairo dating from the 7th century AD, filled with Arabesque & Islamic buildings, mosques, cafes, coffeehouses, medrassas, shops, vendors & street scenes. Perfect to stop by at the Khan Al-Khalili market / souk & get an Arabic coffee & water...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

After seeing all the ancient Egyptian temples, the last two days in Cairo was a delight. I so enjoyed walking around the streets interacting with locals and seeing all the fantastic mosques. Was nice not to be shuttle around and actually just soak up the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Buildings are really impressive, but very poor maintenance . If the tourism department takes care of this aspect & keeps it clean. It will attract more people. I did not see any tourist visiting this place compared to the crowd near Giza pyramids

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rooplee D
Reviewed January 8, 2019

The shops are busy centers of activity, the open markets for food hum with activity. The climb to the top of the mosque was worth the effort as the view gave a better idea of how the Egyptian move through their daily activities. This gave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

You have to go to Islamic Cairo and spend at least a whole day here. The spirit of Cairo is truly here in the markets, food, cafes, mosques and madrassa complexes - it can't be beat. Hard to access by metro, so take a taxi...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 2, 2016|
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Response from 499sherifk | Reviewed this property |
you visit the monuments by day and enjoy the shopping, food and people day and night
Abdul S
February 7, 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
January 10, 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