Islamic Cairo, Cairo

4.5
#3 of 9 in Neighborhoods in Egypt
Walk down the historic streets of Islamic Cairo, an atmospheric district of mosques, madrasas, merchant houses, and fountains that together form part of a World Heritage Site. Retaining many of its traditional buildings, the area stands in contrast to the modern sections of the city and the suburbs that surround it, with medieval landmarks and historic places of pilgrimage topping most sightseeing tours. Despite its storied sites and standout buildings, the district remains a place of everyday life, with a bustling market and a number of traditional teahouses and restaurants frequented by locals. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Islamic Cairo by using our Cairo online trip planner .
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  • The mosque is on top of a mountain where you can walk or come by taxi. Because it stands on a hill you have a wide view over Cairo. The mosque itself is large and beautiful.
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  • This is a highlight of the city and a recommendation for a few hours to better appreciate this gem of a city  more »
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