Al-Azhar Park
Al-Azhar Park
4.5
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  • Jacksons from Brighton
    Brighton, United Kingdom452 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A relaxing escape from the madness
    This was a perfect escape from the madness of Cario, after the bazaar we needed a tea and sit down in the sunshine. We enjoyed it so much we stayed for dinner. There are two restaurants with very comfy seating and lovely views. The park is open till 10pm. Getting a taxi from outside was east as people are being dropped off all the time. What a wonderful space.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
  • TRAVEL TV
    Aachen, Germany558 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Piękny Park w Kairze. Wonderful Place in Cairo.
    So Incredibly wonderful Place in big city. Really amazing. Ten park jest spokojną i piękną ucieczką od ruchliwych ulic Kairu. Jest bardzo duży i ma wspaniały widok na miasto. W parku znajduje się także ładne jezioro i kilka dobrych restauracji. The Park includes more than two million trees and plants. It is situated in an excellent location with dazzling views, and the best shaded walkways. It has a large play area for children and families to appreciate their holiday and have a fantastic time. Al-Azhar Park covers a range of 80 acres of land, and it was named after the iconic Al-Azhar Mosque, the oldest surviving Fatimid landmark in Egypt. Al-Azhar Park is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It is a place where people can relax, enjoy the scenery, and breathe fresh air.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 13, 2024
  • Ahmed AL-HABBAA
    Qaha, Egypt605 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still a good escape in Cairo but...
    The park is still one of my favorite destination in Cairo. The entry fees are still affordable to many persons. The gardens are still in a fine status but grassy areas need more care. Cleaning needs more efforts because of some visitors bad behaviors. The lake also needs more care. Generally, it is a very good place to visit and revisit and also not to be missed in Cairo.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 22, 2024
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Green space with spectacular views
    Our guide was very proud of Al Azhar Park. Converted from a garbage dump by the Aga Khan it was opened in 2005. It is 72 acre park in Old Cairo with views of the Citadel with a lake and water features. In February the flowers weren't spectacular but the green space, so rare in Old Cairo, was. There is a fee to enter. The Islamic Cairo tours with their little golf cart depart here. We ate at Studio Misr with views over Old Cairo to the Cairo Citadel. I also bought a nice little cushion cover in one of their two discrete craft shops, credit cards accepted.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2024
  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Showing Cairo chaos can be turned into order and harmony
    Visited on a sunny Tuesday afternoon and was surprised by the number of visitors. Perhaps showing how popular the park meanwhile has become. Compared to seven years ago when I went here for the first time nothing else has changed much. Efforts to keep the park clean are still tremendous, as many people still throw their garbage around (probably without knowing the park was once a garbage dump). Anyway, Al Azhar park is a wonderful place. Well maintained with many trees, shrubs and flowers, green grassy spaces to sit and relax. City noise is far away and there are nice views from a few hilltops. Restaurants were very busy. Entrance fee for foreigners 40 EGP
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 15, 2024
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Nicolás Roa Santofimio
Munich, Germany27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Waste of time and money. There is almost nothing to do inside the park, but also the access points are very limited so you have to walk a lot. Besides this the camera fee is higher than the entry ticket making it completely unfair….. there are a lot of places to go, but this one is very very bad….
Written June 5, 2022
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Sarah L
London, UK3,318 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
It is amazing that this green space stands in what used to be a completely derelict and neglected area of the city and it's obvious when visiting that the locals really appreciate it and maximise its use. To be honest, i was a little disappointed as we had come from a while away to visit and I feel like within half an hour, we had seen it all. There isn't much to do as such in the park, unless you visit one of the restaurants but it's a nice place to bring people together.
Written June 12, 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Visited on a sunny Tuesday afternoon and was surprised by the number of visitors. Perhaps showing how popular the park meanwhile has become. Compared to seven years ago when I went here for the first time nothing else has changed much. Efforts to keep the park clean are still tremendous, as many people still throw their garbage around (probably without knowing the park was once a garbage dump). Anyway, Al Azhar park is a wonderful place. Well maintained with many trees, shrubs and flowers, green grassy spaces to sit and relax. City noise is far away and there are nice views from a few hilltops. Restaurants were very busy.

Entrance fee for foreigners 40 EGP
Written May 15, 2024
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Abeer S
Cairo, Egypt30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our guide was very proud of Al Azhar Park. Converted from a garbage dump by the Aga Khan it was opened in 2005. It is 72 acre park in Old Cairo with views of the Citadel with a lake and water features. In February the flowers weren't spectacular but the green space, so rare in Old Cairo, was. There is a fee to enter. The Islamic Cairo tours with their little golf cart depart here. We ate at Studio Misr with views over Old Cairo to the Cairo Citadel. I also bought a nice little cushion cover in one of their two discrete craft shops, credit cards accepted.
Written April 24, 2024
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DOUG and NIKI
Long Island, NY275 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I'm not throwing shade on the park at all. I'm just saying there are so many amazing unique things to see that a park probably doesn't justify the time. We have a full video review if you'd like to know what to expect. Just search YouTube for DOUGandNIKI and you'll find a whole Egypt playlist which includes this site.
Written January 26, 2020
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kbandali99
Alpharetta, GA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
It’s such a beautiful park in the middle of Cairo. We loved the greenery and the fountains. Our visit to the park was on Friday which is a day off for Egyptian and the park was buzzing with people. It was so nice to see families sitting together and children playing games and having fun. We must have seen 12 brides and grooms with photographers. It is the best green space in Cairo. Very thankful to His Highness the Aga Khan for this amazing and beautiful garden. Recommend it to everyone visiting Cairo.
Written November 3, 2022
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Ahmed AL-HABBAA
Qaha, Egypt605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The park is still one of my favorite destination in Cairo. The entry fees are still affordable to many persons. The gardens are still in a fine status but grassy areas need more care. Cleaning needs more efforts because of some visitors bad behaviors. The lake also needs more care. Generally, it is a very good place to visit and revisit and also not to be missed in Cairo.
Written April 22, 2024
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Jacksons from Brighton
Brighton, UK452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was a perfect escape from the madness of Cario, after the bazaar we needed a tea and sit down in the sunshine. We enjoyed it so much we stayed for dinner. There are two restaurants with very comfy seating and lovely views. The park is open till 10pm. Getting a taxi from outside was east as people are being dropped off all the time. What a wonderful space.
Written January 7, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TRAVEL TV
Aachen, Germany558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
So Incredibly wonderful Place in big city. Really amazing.
Ten park jest spokojną i piękną ucieczką od ruchliwych ulic Kairu. Jest bardzo duży i ma wspaniały widok na miasto. W parku znajduje się także ładne jezioro i kilka dobrych restauracji.
The Park includes more than two million trees and plants. It is situated in an excellent location with dazzling views, and the best shaded walkways. It has a large play area for children and families to appreciate their holiday and have a fantastic time. Al-Azhar Park covers a range of 80 acres of land, and it was named after the iconic Al-Azhar Mosque, the oldest surviving Fatimid landmark in Egypt.

Al-Azhar Park is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It is a place where people can relax, enjoy the scenery, and breathe fresh air.
Written February 14, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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