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 Islamic part in the historic center or old Cairo is the best place to see the local culture, you have to get lost in its streets like the Al Fatimi, tour the market Khan El Khalily, visit some mosque of the hundreds that are over there, although not all you can enter, I have a very pleasant impact, you have to visit it both day and night where an incredible, unmissable move to sit in the square to take you... I will never forget those beautiful days...
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  • A half day excursion to the Citadel, this is really impressive and to an Islamic street with various mosques in old Cairo. A great guide Mr. M:do of Vision Tours who gave us a lot of information and a fine driver heard a lunch and snacks and a drink There, we are very satisfied with this tour go do it too!!
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