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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  • Islamic Cairo is just an amazing place to walk around. History is everywhere and so are magnificient historical monuments. Not ultra touristic and people are very nice. Allow at least one day to visit...  more »
  • Although there are many places in the world that are proclaims as historical districts, they are just tourist and museum towns, but this is also a tourist attraction, but it was a place where local people live and live well. That balance is nice.
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