Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar University is a university in , . Associated with in , it is Egypt's oldest degree-granting university and is renowned as "Islam’s most prestigious university".

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Al-Azhar Mosque, known simply in Egypt as Al-Azhar, is an mosque in . is situated 210 meters west of Al-Azhar University. Photo: Francisco Anzola, CC BY 2.0.

The -Hussein Mosque is a mosque and mausoleum originally built in 1154, then later reconstructed in 1874. is situated 330 meters northwest of Al-Azhar University. Photo: Berthold Werner, CC BY 3.0.

Al-Azhar Park is a public park located in Cairo, Egypt. is situated 510 meters south of Al-Azhar University. Photo: Yasser Nazmi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Mosque of Amir Qijmas al-Ishaqi or Abu Hurayba Mosque is a late Mamluk-era mosque in , . is situated 660 meters southwest of Al-Azhar University. Photo: Sailko, CC BY 3.0.

Localities in the Area

El Daher, or El Zaher, is one of the districts of , . is situated 2 km northwest of Al-Azhar University. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Bab al-Louq is a neighborhood in downtown . The Egyptian Ministry of Interior is located here. is situated 2½ km west of Al-Azhar University.

Boulaq, is a district of , in . It neighbours , Azbakeya, and the River Nile. is situated 3½ km northwest of Al-Azhar University. Photo: CaiEg, Public domain.

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. is situated 4½ km southwest of Al-Azhar University. Photo: Baldiri, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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