Islamic Cairo, Cairo

4.5
#3 of 11 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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 thr...  more »
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