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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Islamic Cairo Al Muizz Street Al Azhar Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar from Giza
"This tour is a walking tour that will take your through Islamic quarter of Cairo. After picking up from your hotel you will be driven through the streets of Cairo to the beginning of Al Muizz street. Entering from one of its main gates Bab El Fotouh y sabeel's (water serving plass for passers by) and kuttabs the traditional schools at that time. Traditional baths and Islamic old Cairo gates like Bab El Fotouh Bab El Nasr and Bab Zeweila. The tour then takes you to Khan El Khalili Bazaar which is located in the alley ways stemming from Al Muizz street. The Khan El Khalili is an old of the oldest markets in Egypt. Cross the street to walk to the other part of A""Cairo Walking tour across its Islamic quarter to visit the amazing Al Muizz street which have the greatest concentration of Islamic medieval architecture along both its sides. The tour includes the Khan El Khalili Bazaar and Al Azhar mosque.title=Highlights&1=Excellent+value+for+money&2=Explore+the+local+streets+on+a+walking+tour+of+the+city&3=Family+friendly&4=Small+group+ensures+personal+service&5=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&6=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide""
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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
From $70.00

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el-Azhar Mosque: Madrassa el-Gawhariyya

The smallest of three madrassas built within el-Azhar Mosque, el-Gawhariyya dates from 1440, the Mamluke period. It is accessed from within the Mosque and is located at its northeast corner. It is...
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MM212
Apr 01, 2016

Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar is one of Cairo's most historic places. It is a mosque, university and cultural center. Built by Gawhar Al-Sikilly, Al Azhar was the first mosque in the Fatimid Cairo. Construction started in...
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Blatherwick
Apr 04, 2011

Al Azhar Mosque

This mosque was the first to be built by the Fatimids in Cairo in 971 AD.It has long been the seat of theological learning in the Islamic World, and plays a religious, political as well as social part...
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uglyscot
Oct 23, 2010

El-Azhar Mosque

Many people consider the El-Azhar Mosque (in translation the "most blooming") as the finest building of the Fatimid period. The Mosque is located in El Hussein Square. It was completed in the X-th...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Nov 24, 2007

Al Ahzar Mosque

The Mosque of al-Azhar was founded in 10th century as a congregational Mosque of new city Cairo (al-Qahira). it was named after Fatima al-Zahraa, daughter of the Prophet Mohamed. The first prayer was...
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vesna04
Sep 01, 2007

City of thousand minarets

Cairo is known as the city of thousand minarets for obvious reasons. While it is not uncommon to see a mosque on every corner (or every other corner for that matter) in other Muslim countries, Cairo's...
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Tijavi
Jun 22, 2007

Mosque of el-Azhar

Built in 970 AD, immediately after the founding of Fatimid Al-Qahira (Cairo), the Mosque of el-Azhar is Cairo's most notable and one of its oldest. Its association with el-Azhar University makes...
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MM212
May 08, 2007

Visit the Al Azhar Mosque

This is among the must visit mosque for anyone and being a muslim, dont let go of this chance to feel the warmth as you enter the interior and see yourself the great handiwork in the interior...
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ifam
May 02, 2006

Bellydancing Shows

If you are ever in Cairo and have an interest in bellydancing, you should head to one of the 5-star hotels to see one of the bellydancing shows with professional bellydancers.Entry to most of the...
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gezbelle
Jul 31, 2005

Al Azhar Mosque - Islamic Cairo

The Al Azhar Mosque means the Mosque of the Most Blooming. It's the most beautiful mosque in Islamic Cairo and it was built in the 10th century. It's more than a mosque: it's an Islamic University,...
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call_me_rhia
Mar 22, 2005

Al-Azhar in Islamic Cairo

Across from the famous Khan al-Khalili bazaar is the beautiful Al-Azhar mosque. The Mosque gave birth to one of the most important universities in the Islamic world. Most respected Islamic scholars...
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xristos83
Mar 12, 2005

Al Azhar Mosque

When Jawhar the Sicilian, commander of the Fatimid troops sent by the Fatimid Caliph Almuiz to conquer Egypt, founded Cairo in 358 AH / 969 SD he built Al-Azhar mosque. The mosque was completed in...
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Sep 02, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Cairo

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Khan el Khalili

This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea...
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Agricultural Museum

In the Agricultural museum, it is interesting to see the kind of food the ancient Egyptians eat. There are so many grains and fruits remaining from 4000 years ago and more. We know the pyramid...
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Wekalet El Ghoury - Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center

Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...
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Nilometer

There are still a handful of these ancient structures left but they are well off the beaten path. These are the measuring devices of the ancient Egyptian fortunes - the Nile being too high or too low...
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Islamic Cairo

One of 20 caravanserais left in Cairo, Wikalet Bazar'a dates from the 17th century. Despite being built in the Ottoman period, it follows the plan of Mamluke-period Cairene caravanserais, which...
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Alabaster

At the opposite side of the Mohamed Ali mosque there is the smaller El Nasir mosque which I enjoyed more as it was poorer I mean not as much decorated as the other one. This one was built between 1318...
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