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.

Notable Places in the Area

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Al-Azhar Mosque, known simply in Egypt as Al-Azhar, is an mosque in Islamic Cairo. Photo: Francisco Anzola, CC BY 2.0.

The (Sayyidna)-Hussein Mosque is a mosque and mausoleum originally built in 1154, then later reconstructed in 1874. Photo: Berthold Werner, CC BY 3.0.

is a university in , . Photo: Tentoila, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

El Daher, or El Zaher, is one of the districts of , . is situated 2 km northwest of Islamic Cairo. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Bab al-Louq is a neighborhood in downtown . The Egyptian Ministry of Interior is located there. is situated 2 km west of Islamic Cairo.

Boulaq, is a district of , in . It neighbours , Azbakeya, and the River Nile. is situated 3 km northwest of Islamic Cairo. Photo: CaiEg, Public domain.

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