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El Moez Street

You’re in the heart of old Cairo (founded in 969 AD by the Fatimid dynasty), with a thousand years of history at your feet, so wander the meandering alleyways and discover magnificent mosques; fine old houses, and odd palaces.

Abu Tamim Ma’ad al-Mu’izz Li-Dinillah (932 – 975), as known as Al Moezz, was the fourth Fatimid Caliph and 14th Ismaili imam who reigned from 953 to 975. It was during his caliphate that the center of power of the Fatimid dynasty was moved from Northern Africa to the newly conquered Egypt. Fatimids founded the city of Al-Qāhiratu, “The Victorious” (Cairo) in 969 as the new capital of the Fātimid caliphate in Egypt.
– El Hakem Mosque (1000 years ago)
– Bayt Al-Suhaymi (1648 AD)
– The Complex of Sultan Al-Mansur Qalawun (1285 AD)
– Hammam Inal (1456 AD)
– The mosque, Khanqah & Mausoleum of Al Sultan Al Zahir Barquq (1386 AD)
– The School and Mausoleum of Al Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun (1298 AD)
You can also find El Aqmar Mosque (1125 AD), or visit Wekala, Hamam, Khan, Le Riad boutique hotel, palaces, mosques, the Khankah and more.
A must see: Al Rabaa Cultural Center, to see where the locals get married.
Where to have a coffee: Café El Lord
Where to Eat: You can venture to Al Hussien area and which is filled with restaurants and cafés or try Taj Al Sultan on the other side of Khan El Khalili, a new venture in an old bank which offers very good Indian and Egyptian dishes. You can also dine with Cairo’s movers and shakers at Citadel View, where a huge terrace gives great views of the city; the food is traditional and tasty.
How to dress
Conservative attire is required for women.
Best time to visit
Take a stroll through the neighborhood at night, to enjoy the spectacle of monuments being lit up.
Every Sunday: Folklore bands play around the area, from 7pm onwards.
Workshops: Monthly schedules are available, you can contact:
Bayt Al-Suhaymi: Al Gamaleya, Al Darb Al Asfar Alley, Tel: 02 2591 3391
Wekalet Al Ghori: Sheikh Mohamed Abdo St., Al Azhar
Qubbet Al Ghori: 111 Al Azhar St., Tel: 02 2506 0227

Best for children 4-12 years.
123 Al Moez Ledin Allah El Fatemy St. El Gamaleya, El Azhar, Cairo.
How to get to El Moez Street
You can take the Metro, a walk from Azhar mosque or a taxi to El Azhar area.

Must visit

 Al Sioufiyya

 Al Khiyamiyya

 The Mosque of Salih Tala'i

 Ahmed Maher

 El-Darb El-Gadid

 Bab Zeweila

 Mosque of Almuayyad Sheikh

 Wekalat Nafisa Albayda

 Haret Al-Zahabi

 Haret Al-Roum

 Haret Al-Aqqadeya

 Mosque of Alfakahany


 Funerary Complex of Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri (a glimpse)

 Al-Azhar Mosque

 The Mosque of Muhammed Bek Abu El-Dahab

 Al-Hussein Mosque

 Khan Jarkas el-Khalili

 Haret Al Sanadyqyah (Boxmakers)

 Alhamzawi Al-Saghir

 Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay Complex

 Jawhar Al-Qaid (Commander of the Army)

 Bayn al-Qasrayn (Palace Walk of Naguib Mahfouz)

 Mosque and Sabil-Kuttab of Shaykh 'Ali al- Mutahhar

 Al Maqases

 Sekket Al-Badistan

 Al Westani

 Al Bab Al Thaleth

 Haret Al Saleheya

 Madrasa and Mausoleum of al-Malik al-Salih Najm al-Din Ayyub

 Al-Zahir Beibars

 The Qalawun complex

 Bait El Kadi (House of the Judge)

 Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala'un Madrasa and Mausoleum

 Sabil-Kuttab Mohamed Ali

 Sultan al-Zahir Barquq Funerary Complex

 Egyptian Textile Museum (just make a brief mention of)

 Darb Kormoz

 Al Khoronfesh

 Al Qasabi

 Sabil-Kuttab of Abdel-Rahman Katkhuda (Ottoman)

 The Mosque of al-Aqmar

 Haret Al Sananeeri

 Haret Al-Darb al-Asfar

 Bayt Al-Suhaymi in Al-Darb al-Asfar

 Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar

 Haret Bergewan

 Amir Al Gyosh Al Goani

 Al Dabeeba

 Darb Al Waraka

 Bayn Al-Sayareg

 Haret Al-Morakeshi

 Al-Hakim Bi-Amr-Allah Mosque

 Sour Misr Al Qadima

 Bab Al Fotouh (Gate of Conquests)


 Bab Al Nasr (Gate of Victory)


 Wekalat Qaitbey

 Haret Alotoof

 El-Jashankir Mosque

 Kasr Alshok

 Al Mashhad Al Husseini


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