Al-Azhar Park

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Al-Azhar Park
4.5
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H_Siegfried
Zurich, Switzerland92 contributions
A beautiful quiet green oasis in the middle of Cairo
May 2021
In this park there are many shady places where you can recover from the traffic and the noise of the megacity. It's definitely worth the entrance fee.
Written May 10, 2021
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NickiR
Ottawa, Canada33 contributions
Stunning and quiet
Dec 2020
What a view! We were lucky and had almost no other people there. It is truly a lovely place to be and discover. Will return!
Written April 26, 2021
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Petra
Stupava, Slovakia84 contributions
Perfect
Mar 2021 • Friends
This is beautiful place in Cairo i love it .. place for relax or picnic in nature ..rest in all day ..i muss see
Written April 3, 2021
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Svetlana
Poltava, Ukraine147 contributions
Green oasis for the family
Mar 2021 • Family
We recommend to visit this park just to enjoy beautiful green place, nice atmosphere apart of noisy city. The entrance was 25 LE for adults and 15 LE for kids. Picturesque views to old Cairo, Citadel and another part of the city. There is kids playground here and some cafes to spend time. You can bring your food with you and just sit on the grass - this is what local families do, making picnic in the fresh air.
Written March 8, 2021
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DamiB
La Condamine, Monaco111 contributions
A very nice nature retreat in Cairo
Apr 2020 • Family
Beautiful well-maintained nature, the lakes and fountains, the most amazing views over old Cairo, its millions of minarets and the Citadel (picture attached), some very nice restaurants and a great handcraft shop held by the Aga Khan Foundation make this park a particular favorite of mine when we visit Cairo. Did you know it was built on top of Cairo’s “trash mountain”? I call this some great site rehabilitation, and environmentally-friendly on top of that. If you want to make a whole-day experience out of it, you could visit the nearby Citadel itself or get in touch with the Aga Khan Foundation beforehand to book their cultural visit of part of the surrounding area of old Cairo - they maintain quite a few gems nearby.
Written March 6, 2021
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alexandresfcpg
Praia Grande, SP625 contributions
Um belo parque / A beautiful park
Oct 2019
Um grande parque localizado no coração do Cairo, é possível passar a tarde toda por lá.

A large park located in the heart of Cairo, it is possible to spend the whole afternoon there.
Written July 1, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
From dump to public park
Jan 2020
The Al-Azhar Park is located near the historic Darb al-Ahmar district in east Cairo. It’s hard to imagine that these lush and beautifully landscaped public grounds were once a 500-year-old garbage dump! As part of an Islamic Cairo tour, our group watched a short video that described the ongoing transformation that included not only the development of the park but also quality of life improvements for the nearby neighborhood, historic building restoration, and excavation of the 12th century Ayyubid wall. What an amazing project! After touring several historic monuments and mosques in Darb al-Ahmar, we returned to the park to have lunch at the Citadel View Studio Masr restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our day here and the opportunity to see everyday life as a local and not a tourist.
Written April 22, 2020
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
A beautiful green place to relax and forget the heat and dust of Cairo
Feb 2020
Al-Azhar Park, Cairo was created by the Historic Cities Support Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The park opened for sightseeing to the general public in the year 2005. Since then, the Al-Azhar Park has been fascinating people from all over the world with its beautiful plantations, terraced gardens, water fountains, Mamluk stonework comprising of multi-coloured stones, children play areas, a few restaurants, a lake, etc. Very nominal entry fee is applicable. I think it is better to visit the Park before noon, because the park gets overcrowded afterward.
Written March 27, 2020
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Abeer S
Cairo, Egypt30 contributions
Fantastic landscape
Aug 2019
it is a lovely air breathe area you can escape too. lovely view from different angles of old Cairo. 15 minutes walk to Khan ElKhalili and Hussien area. Good cafes but service is not top-notch. Restaurants are perfectly situated but food quality is poor especially on Egyptian public occasions. You can go with your family and friends. kids' area may be crowded and poorly serviced They have good venues for business meetings.
Written March 12, 2020
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Arefeh V
San Diego, CA52 contributions
peace and quiet
Mar 2020
a beautiful place with lots of trees and fountains very peaceful and relaxing lots of places to eat from casual pizza place to upgraded fancier restaurant with a view of citadel
Written March 9, 2020
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