Old Cairo

Old Cairo is the extensive district of southern from the southern boundary of down to the precinct commonly known as Coptic Cairo. Old Cairo has about 264,000 residents. Old Cairo is situated nearby to .

Notable Places in the Area

The , also called the Mosque of Amr, was originally built in 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded capital of Egypt, Fustat. Photo: Buyoof, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the and many other Coptic churches and historical sites.

The Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Barbara is one of the many famous Coptic Orthodox parishes that can be found in the district of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

Bab al-Louq is a neighborhood in downtown . The Egyptian Ministry of Interior is located there. is situated 4½ km north of Old Cairo.

Ma'adi a suburban district of , to the south of the city center on the eastern bank of the Nile, consists of two distinct areas, Old Ma'adi and New Ma'adi. is situated 4½ km south of Old Cairo. Photo: Kelisi, Public domain.

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