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Islamic Cairo

4.5/536 Reviews
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El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate
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About Islamic Cairo

Located in the center of Cairo, Islamic Cairo is a history lover's dream. Unlike many of the more modern areas of Egypt, this area has retained significant connections with its ancient past. The city now known as Cairo was founded in 960 AD, which makes Islamic Cairo one of the oldest Islamic cities in the world. Travelers to this area have access to many symbols of Islamic culture, including the oldest and biggest mosque in Cairo, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. The world's oldest university, Al-Azhar University, is also located in this area. Cairo was once the center of the Islamic world and reached the height of its influence in the 14th century.

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  • 森林木柳
    5.0

    Architectural style of Cairo's old city is unique, ancient culture is inherited here, earthenware is the handicraft here, mosque as always is a more lively place, you can find a few Catholic churches, free of charge! Cairo, a historic monument on the edge of the desert.

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  • 无疆行
    5.0

    The old city of Cairo is composed of hanging churches, Jewish churches and Bagos churches, which are historic churches. The hanging church is supported by a pillar. The church is also rich in content. There are pictures of Egyptian Pharaohs from past dynasties. There is also a priest waiting to take photos with everyone in the church. On the way to the church, there are many Egyptian books for people to read. They are indeed worthwhile churches to visit.

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  • juki235
    5.0

    The old Islamic city of Cairo is the oldest historic city in Cairo. Most of the buildings here are two or three hundred years old. There are also large markets and Bazaar. They are very busy. However, the environment is really noisy and the public order is not stable. It is suggested that we pay attention to our own safety and speak less with strangers.

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  • 锴kai10
    4.0

    Unconsciously stroll around the old city, Halley Market, Al-Azhar Mosque, Hussein Mosque, Saladin Castle, Hanging Church, St. George's Church and the City of the Dead. Visiting the old city, you can see the mosques of Islam and Christian churches. The coexistence of these religious places shows that Cairo used to be the Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Part of this history. Comparing the splendor of mosques and churches, the disorder of the dead city and the poor sanitation conditions, it is more evident that a group of people at the bottom of society who have been neglected by the society should receive more attention.

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  • Tiramisu8511
    5.0

    In the streets and alleys of the old city, Jewish priests, Muslim women in shawls and pilgrims live together. The melodious bells of street corner churches have just fallen. In the distance, there are loud calls for worship from mosque minarets. The religious atmosphere is too strong to dissolve.

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  • 晴天公仔
    5.0

    Seeking the way from Saladin Castle to Aizihar Mosque, I wandered into an old city. Narrow dirt roads, apart from small mosques, are the humble houses of ordinary residents. There are many alleys in the old city. When the direction is fixed, I will walk by the reins and follow the nature. Along the way, I saw a lot of roadside stalls, and the local people were eating. I also bought them to eat. Along the way, I saw naughty teenagers playing and playing, and beautiful little girls smiling at me like sunshine. Along the way, I saw the local farmers'markets, fruits, vegetables, spices and daily necessities, such as those in the counties of China, which were messy but full of life. I feel like Alice, who has been mistakenly introduced to a foreign country, and has seen a different kind of beauty.

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  • 一米q
    5.0

    In the old city of Cairo, the whole city is mainly old buildings. There are many shops selling Egyptian arts and crafts, traditional jewelry and other things. They are also inexpensive here. They are like a big market with many Chinese people.

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  • justinwang1987
    4.0

    The old Islamic city of Cairo has been built for a long time, not only mosques, but also a little churches, so the traces of Egyptian colonial era are still very obvious, very lifelike.

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  • 汤姆猫大王
    4.0

    The older city of Cairo. Most of the people in this area are Muslims, because there are many Islamic holy places in this area. Many places here are crowded, so there is a lot of rubbish in the street. There are many mosques there.

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  • 河糖月色
    4.0

    This is the most historic area in Cairo. There are many buildings with strong Islamic style. The old streets are very impressive. There are many mosques scattered in the middle. Because there are many Islamic holy places in this place. Many places here are crowded.

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