Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Cairo, Egypt


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3.7 km
Ascend 84 m
Descend 46 m

Experience Cairo in Egypt in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in CairoIndividual Sights in Cairo

Sight 1: Museum of Islamic Art

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The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo, Egypt is considered one of the greatest museums in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world.

Wikipedia: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo (EN)

759 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Mosque of Sultan al-Muayyad

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The Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad is a Mosque in Cairo, Egypt next to Bab Zuwayla built under the rule of sultan Al-Mu'ayyad Sayf ad-Din Shaykh from whom it takes its name, "Al-Mu'ayyad", meaning The Supporter in Arabic language. Construction began in 1415 and the mosque was completed in 1421. The complex included a Friday mosque and a madrasa for four madhhabs. It replaced a prison which originally stood next to Bab Zuwayla.

Wikipedia: Mosque of Sultan al-Muayyad (EN)

549 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Wekalat El Sultan Al-Ghoury

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The Wikala of Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri is a caravanserai in medieval Cairo, Egypt. It was built in 1504–1505 and is considered today one of the most impressive and best-preserved examples of this type of building in Cairo.

Wikipedia: Wikala of al-Ghuri (EN)

400 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Hussein Mosque

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The al-Hussein Mosque or al-Husayn Mosque, also known as the Mosque of al-Imam al-Husayn and the Mosque of Sayyidna al-Husayn, is a mosque and mausoleum of Husayn ibn Ali, originally built in 1154, and then later reconstructed in 1874. The mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt, near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, near-by the famous Al Azhar Mosque, in an area known as Al-Hussain. It is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Egypt. Some Shias believe that Husayn's head is buried on the grounds of the mosque where a mausoleum is located today and considered to be what is left of the Fatimid architecture in the building while some ismaili sect of Shiites disagree with this.

Wikipedia: Al-Hussein Mosque (EN)

378 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: El Azhar Mosque

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Al-Azhar Mosque, known in Egypt simply as al-Azhar, is a mosque in Cairo, Egypt in the historic Islamic core of the city. Commissioned as the new capital of the Fatimid Caliphate in 970, it was the first mosque established in a city that eventually earned the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets". Its name is usually thought to derive from az-Zahrāʾ, a title given to Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad.

Wikipedia: Al-Azhar Mosque (EN)

1566 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 6: Al Azhar Park

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Al Azhar Park

Al-Azhar Park is a public park located in qism al-Darb al-Ahmar, in Historic Cairo, Egypt.

Wikipedia: Al-Azhar Park (EN), Website


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