Old Cairo

Old Cairo is a historic area in , , which includes the site of a Roman-era fortress and of Islamic-era settlements pre-dating the Fatimid founding of proper in 969 A.D.

Landmarks in the Area

57357 Hospital, located in , , is a hospital specializing in children's cancer. Photo: MONTASR, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, 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
Coptic Cairo is a part of which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. is situated 1¼ km south of Old Cairo.

Tourist attraction
Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, in is one of the oldest Coptic churches in , dating back to the 4th century. is situated 1¼ km south of Old Cairo. Photo: Sailko, CC BY 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Bab al-Louq is a neighborhood in downtown . The Egyptian Ministry of Interior is located here. is situated 3 km north of Old Cairo.

Boulaq, is a district of , in . It neighbours , Azbakeya, and the River Nile. is situated 4½ km north of Old Cairo. Photo: CaiEg, Public domain.

El Daher, or El Zaher, is one of the districts of , . is situated 5 km north of Old Cairo. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Maadi is an affluent, leafy suburban district south of , , on the east bank of the Nile about 12 km upriver from downtown Cairo. is situated 6 km south of Old Cairo. Photo: Kelisi, Public domain.

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