Cairo Sights

Bab al-Futuh (the Futuh Gate)

  • Shar'a al-Mu'iz Map It
  • Islamic Cairo North
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 02/23/2016

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To the left, inside the entrance to the Mosque of al-Hakim is a small passageway that leads to a stairway up to the roof of the mosque. From here, you can get access to the Bab al-Futuh, one of the main gates of the Islamic city. Built in 1087 by Badr al-Gamali al-Gayushi, it was designed to protect al-Qahira from the Seljuk Turks who held Syria and were threatening Egypt, but was never put to the test.

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Shar'a al-Mu'iz, near Al Banhawi, Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

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Published 02/23/2016


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