Islamic Cairo Day Tour
Islamic Cairo Day Tour is a popular way to explore the rich history and architecture of Cairo’s Islamic district. This tour includes visits to several important landmarks, including the Salah El Din Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque, Al Rifa’i Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Al Muizz Street, and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
The tour begins at the Salah El Din Citadel, a medieval fortress that was built by the Muslim general Salah El Din in the 12th century. Visitors can explore the Citadel’s impressive walls and towers, as well as the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, which was built inside the Citadel in the 19th century.
Next, the tour typically visits the Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque, which is considered one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Cairo. Visitors can admire the intricate carvings and geometric designs that adorn the walls and ceilings of this impressive structure.
Another highlight of the tour is the Al Rifa’i Mosque, which was built in the 19th century and is the final resting place of several members of Egypt’s royal family. The mosque’s ornate decorations and spacious courtyards make it a popular destination for visitors.
Other notable stops on the tour include the Ibn Tulun Mosque, which is one of the oldest and most well-preserved mosques in Cairo, and the historic Al Muizz Street, which is lined with centuries-old buildings and landmarks.
Finally, the tour ends with a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, a bustling marketplace that has been a center of commerce in Cairo for centuries. Visitors can browse through shops selling traditional crafts, jewelry, and other souvenirs, and soak up the lively atmosphere of this iconic Cairo destination.
Overall, an Islamic Cairo Day Tour is a great way to experience the unique culture and history of this fascinating district, and to see some of Cairo’s most impressive landmarks up close.
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:00 Am|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 7:30 PM.|
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Salah El Din Citadel
One of the most prominent military castles built in the Middle Ages is Salah El-Din Citadel, which has defensive value due to its strategic location as it guards the cities of Cairo and Al Fustat. The Citadel was built in the 12th century to protect Cairo against the Crusaders, and it served as the capital of Egypt under the Ayyubid, Mamluk, and Ottoman dynasties.
Mohamed Ali Mosque
Mohammed Ali Pasha founded Cairo Citadel in 1830 AD, and construction on Mohamed Ali Mosque proceeded until his passing in 1848 AD, making it the tallest point inside. One of the most notable Islamic attractions in Cairo, the mosque’s exterior architecture was inspired by the Sultan Ahmad Mosque in Istanbul.
Lunch will be served at a nearby restaurant.
Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque
Afterwards, we’ll travel to see one of the most valuable building of early Mamluk architecture, which was built between 1356 and 1363 AD, is the Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque. The mosque was constructed using enormous stone blocks, which came to represent the completion of all the Mamluk era architectural endeavors.
Al Rifa'i Mosque
The Al Refaie Mosque, which was established by Khoshiar Hanim, the mother of Khedive Ismail, is another magnificent Islamic structure in Cairo. Construction had started in 1869 AD and was finished in 1911 AD. However, from 1880 to 1905 AD, construction was halted for around 25 years. The family graves of Mohamed Ali were located in the mosque.
Ibn Tulun Mosque
Al Muizz Street
The legendary Al Muizz street can take you on a magnificent tour of all Cairo’s living wonders. It is a very alluring cultural wonder that displays Cairo’s golden street, which was created in the 10th century AD during the Fatimid era. Muizz changed into a golden maze filled with the most amazing structures, artefacts, and monuments.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar
The Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a historic market that is well-known and is situated in the heart of Cairo. It was established as a significant market during the Mamluk era. The bazaar, which originates to the fourteenth century, has grown to include many cafes and restaurants, notably El Fishawy, the city’s oldest café.
Finally, our representative will return you back to your hotel.