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Islamic Cairo North: al-Husayn Mosque to Bab al-Futuh Notable Building

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
Cairo, Cairo  Egypt

E£100 for all monuments in Shar'a Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah

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