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Islamic Cairo, Cairo

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Walk down the historic streets of Islamic Cairo, an atmospheric district of mosques, madrasas, merchant houses, and fountains that together form part of a World Heritage Site. Retaining many of its traditional buildings, the area stands in contrast to the modern sections of the city and the suburbs that surround it, with medieval landmarks and historic places of pilgrimage topping most sightseeing tours. Despite its storied sites and standout buildings, the district remains a place of everyday life, with a bustling market and a number of traditional teahouses and restaurants frequented by locals. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Islamic Cairo by using our Cairo online trip planner.
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  • This area of Cairo offers a journey back in time. We did it all on foot, which is the best way and perhaps the only way to do it right. It helps to have a guide. Narrow streets are lined up with old.....  more
    This area of Cairo offers a journey back in time. We did it all on foot, which is the best way and perhaps the only way to do it right. It helps to have a guide. Narrow streets are lined up with old.....  more »
  • The area brims with history and there are several mosques that are centuries old. Some of the streets are narrow. You need to accept the din, though! 
    The area brims with history and there are several mosques that are centuries old. Some of the streets are narrow. You need to accept the din, though!  more »

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