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Walk through the Monuments of Islamic Cairo

Travel back in time to the glory days of Islamic Cairo, and see some of the medieval and Ottoman city's greatest religious monuments, on this 1-hour ONLINE guided walking tour. Admire ancient mosques and madrasa, medieval city walls and gates, Ottoman-era houses, mausoleums, and markets.

From Cairo
Online Experience
1 Hour
Explore Africa
Upto 15 people
English
Highlights
  • Live-streamed tour from the streets of Islamic Cairo
  • See important monuments like the Hanging mosque of Al-Saleh Talaei, the Dome of Al-Ghuri, and  Bab Zuweila Gate, Al-Muayyad Mosque and the world-famous  Al-Azhar University Mosque 
  • Be privy to innumerable facts and stories on a highly interactive tour with a highly qualified local guide
Description

Travel back in time to the glorious days of Islamic Cairo, and see some of the medieval and Ottoman city's greatest religious monuments. Admire ancient mosques and madrasa, medieval city walls and gates, Ottoman-era houses, mausoleums, and markets.  
Start your real-time online experience from the famous Bab Zweila Southern City gate of Cairo, and continue to explore the tentmakers market where the artisans do the quilting and patch-working by hand to make beautiful wall hangings, cushion covers and more. Then head to the Hanging Mosque of Al-Saleh Talaei' facing Bab Zweila, the last Fatimid mosque to be built in Egypt in 1160 AD., to admire its intricate limestone facade with fine details.

Visit the grand portal of the Al-Muayyad mosque whilst listening to interesting stories about Al-Muayyad, after whom the mosque was named. Next, we cross the lively streets of the old market of El-Ghuria to the Al-Ghuri complex which consists of a mosque, religious college, mausoleum and Sabil-Kuttab. Continue to the Dome of Al-Ghuri, famous for the Whirling Dervish Tannoura Show before concluding our tour at Al-Azhar square where we will see the famous Al-Azhar university mosque. Just opposite to it, we will see the historical mosque complex of Abul-Dahab that is made to look like the Istanbul Style of mosques. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop.
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking.
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions.
  • You can book this tour either for $29 per screen OR as a private session for $70 for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
Meet your Host
Muhammad Swefy

I am a local licensed tour guide, born and raised in the heart of Islamic Cairo and my passion is history, art, architecture and foreign languages. I have more than 15-years of experience in the field of guiding having received my guiding license in 2017. I am a fluent English speaker, enabling audiences to understand and interact without any language barrier.

From USD 29 / Screen
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be cancelled up to 24hrs before the tour.
  • The date is based on the local time zone of the experience host.
  • Since the activity is conducted outdoors, it may need to be rescheduled in case of poor weather conditions.