Islamic Cairo is central ground where Muslim rulers stamped their presence. Unbeknownst it became the highlight of Islamic attractions. The place is nicknamed ‘City of Thousand Minaret’ because of the mosques and minarets that surround the area is like no other places.


Based on Mokattam hills which were believed to be sanctimonious place was used as a residential area for royals and wealthy, burial grounds for royals, trading centre and so on.

Most of that is preserved and acts as a beacon calling tourist to witness the grandeur and history of the Islamic era.


The below-listed places are points of attractions that make the place grand and spellbinding. Such as:

Mokattam Hills

Mausoleum of Imam al-Shafi’i (City of the Dead (Qarafa))

Complex of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay

Saladin Citadel (Al-Qalaa)

  • Saladin Castle
  • Mosque of Muhammad Ali
  • Mosque of Al-Nasir Mohammed
  • Mosque of Suleiman Pasha
  • Police Museum
  • Military Museum
  • Carriage Museum
  • Al-Gawhara Palace
  • Well of Joseph
  • Burg al-Turfah
  • Bab el-Azab


  • Al-Azhar Mosque
  • Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun
  • Al-Hussein Mosque
  • Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
  • Al-Rifa’i Mosque
  • Al-Hakim Mosque
  • Aqmar Mosque
  • Mosque of Sultan al-Muayyad
  • Sultan Qalawun Mosque
  • And so on..

Gates And Walls

  • Bab Zuweila
  • Bab Al-Nasr (Gate of Victory)
  • Bab Al-Futuh (Gate of Conquest)
  • And so on..

Khan el Khalili

  • Al-Hussein Mosque
  • Wekalet El Ghouri (Sultan Al-Ghuri complex)
  • Azbakiyah
  • Al-Azhar Street
  • Muiz Street

Al- Azhar Park

Gayer Anderson Museum

Bayn al-Qasrayn

  • Qalawun complex
  • Madrasa of al-Nasir Muhammad
  • Madrasa of Sultan Barquq


  • Othmany : Ottoman design
  • Abbasi: Ayyubid design
  • Fatimy : Fatimid design
  • Mamluki: Mamluk design

Cafe and Restaurants

  • Ameer El Geyoush cafe
  • Cafe El Lord
  • Al Fishawy
  • Al-Gahsh
  • Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant
  • Egyptian Pancake House
  • And so on..

Mostafa Hamama

Moez St.

Bayt al-Sihaymi

These are still few, many more are still to go. No words can do justice enough; you have to witness it for yourselves. If you don’t want to go into its history, the markets and parks can refresh your spirits and uplift your holiday spirit, or you can enjoy the traditional foods and coffee in the traditional cafes and restaurants. Pack your bags today for a mind boggling ride to Islamic Cairo with NILE HOLIDAY

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