Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo is the name commonly given to the core of medieval , a part of the city remarkably different from the modern Downtown district and the suburbs to the west.
Photo: Argenberg, CC BY 4.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Al-Azhar Mosque, known simply in Egypt as al-Azhar, is an mosque in Islamic Cairo. Photo: Maveric149, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Imam or Jame Sayyidna Husayn is a mosque and mausoleum of Husayn ibn Ali, originally built in 1154, and then later reconstructed in 1874. Photo: Berthold Werner, CC BY 3.0.

is a public park located in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Yasser Nazmi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad is a Mosque in , next to Bab Zuwayla built under the rule of sultan Al-Mu'ayyad Sayf ad-Din Shaykh from whom it takes its name, "Al-Mu'ayyad", meaning The Supporter in Arabic language. Photo: Nizar Barrak, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

El Daher, or El Zaher, is one of the districts of , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

is a neighborhood in downtown . The Egyptian Ministry of Interior is located there.

Islamic Cairo

30.046° or 30° 2' 45.6" north
31.2627° or 31° 15' 45.7" east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: قاهرة المعز
  • Armenian: Իսլամական Կահիրե
  • Asturian: El Cairo Históricu
  • Asturian: El Cairu Históricu
  • Azerbaijani: İslam Qahirəsi
  • Basque: Islamdar Kairo
  • Basque: Islamiar Kairo
  • Bosnian: Islamski Kairo
  • Burmese: အစ္စလာမ်မစ် ကိုင်ရို
  • Catalan: El Caire Històric
  • Chinese: 加塔伊
  • Chinese: 开罗伊斯兰老城
  • Chinese: 格塔伊耳城
  • Chinese: 開羅伊斯蘭老城
  • Croatian: Islamski Kairo
  • Dutch: Historisch Caïro
  • English: Historic Cairo
  • Esperanto: Islama Kairo
  • Esperanto: Islama Kvartalo de Kairo
  • French: Le Caire historique
  • German: Historisches Kairo
  • German: Islamische Altstadt
  • German: Islamische Altstadt von Kairo
  • Greek: Ισλαμικό Κάιρο
  • Hebrew: קהיר האסלאמית
  • Hindi: इस्लामी काहिरा
  • Hungarian: Az iszlám Kairó
  • Italian: Il Cairo storica
  • Japanese: カイロ旧市街
  • Japanese: カイロ歴史地区
  • Maithili: इस्लामिक कायरो
  • Malayalam: ഇസ്ലാമിക് കെയ്‌റോ
  • Nepali: इस्लामिक कायरो
  • Norwegian: Det islamske Kairo
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Det islamske Kairo
  • Portuguese: Cairo Islâmico
  • Portuguese: Cairo histórico
  • Portuguese: Cairo islâmico
  • Romanian: Cairo islamic
  • Russian: Исламский Каир
  • Scots: Islamic Cairo
  • Serbo-Croatian: Islamski Kairo
  • Spanish: Cairo historico
  • Spanish: Cairo histórico
  • Spanish: El Cairo Histórico
  • Spanish: El Cairo historico
  • Swedish: Historiska Kairo
  • Turkish: Tarihi Kahire
  • Urdu: قاہرہ المعز
  • Vietnamese: Cairo Hồi giáo

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