Islamic Cairo

Dominating the Cairo skyline, the massive Citadel fortress was originally built by Saladin in the 12th century and looks out across the city’s Islamic Quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step inside to see its mosques, Jewel Palace and museums. Stroll the labyrinthine streets and alleys of the fascinating Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a lively market where you can haggle for souvenirs or traditional local crafts and people watch from a coffee house. A nearby highlight is the beautiful, 1,000-year-old Al-Azhar Mosque, with its graceful minarets and crenelated walls. See it at its best lit up at night.


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