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  • 1. Bab Zuwayla

    Islamic Cairo South | Notable Building

    Built in 1092, this is one of three remaining gates of Fatimid Cairo. It was named after members of the Fatimid army who hailed from a North...Read More

  • 2. Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

    The Citadel | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Hassan, this is one of the largest Islamic religious buildings in the world. Historians...Read More

  • 3. Mosque of Ibn Tulun

    The Citadel | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This huge congregational mosque was built in 879 by Ahmad Ibn Tulun with the intention of accommodating his entire army during Friday prayers...Read More

  • 4. Step Pyramid

    Ruins

    The pyramid complex was built in the 3rd Dynasty (2649–2575 BC) for the pharaoh Djoser by his architect Imhotep, and it has been undergoing...Read More

  • 5. The Citadel

    The Citadel | Castle/Palace

    Until Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi arrived in Cairo in 1168, local rulers had overlooked the strategic value of the hill above the city. Within a...Read More

  • 6. Wikala of al-Ghuri

    Islamic Cairo South | Arts/Performance Venue

    This handsome building with its strong, square lines seems almost modern, save for the ablaq masonry, a clear indicator of its Mamluk origin...Read More

  • 7. Abu Sir

    Ruins

    Abu Sir is the site of four pyramids—three of which are obvious, the fourth one less so—all dating to the 5th Dynasty (2465–2323 BC), as well...Read More

  • 8. Al-Azhar Mosque and University

    Islamic Cairo South | Educational Institution

    Originally built in AD 970 by the conquering Fatimid caliph al-Mu'iz, al-Azhar is the oldest university in the world. Although the Fatimids...Read More

  • 9. Bab al-Futuh

    Islamic Cairo North | 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...Read More

  • 10. Bab al-Nasr

    Islamic Cairo North | Notable Building

    This gate is similar to Bab al-Futuh, except that two square towers flank it. On one of the towers is the inscription: "tour corbin," a memento...Read More

  • 11. Banque Misr

    Downtown | Notable Building

    Colonial Cairo emulated the French, was run by the British, and was built largely by Italians. Yet for all that colonial layering, its profoundly...Read More

  • 12. Bayt al-Suhaymi

    Islamic Cairo North | Historic Home

    Considered the best example of domestic Islamic architecture in Cairo, this coolly luxurious 16th-century merchant's house is huge (more than...Read More

  • 13. Church of Saint Sergius

    Old Cairo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Known in Arabic as 'Abu Serga , this church is dedicated to two Roman officers, Sergius and Bacchus, who were martyred in Syria in 303. It...Read More

  • 14. Complex of Qalaun

    Islamic Cairo North | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    One of the early Mamluk rulers of Egypt, Mansur Qalaun was originally a Tartar (Mongol) brought to Egypt as a slave. Mamluks (literally, "those...Read More

  • 15. Convent of Saint George

    Old Cairo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This convent's namesake holds a special place in the hearts of Copts. The remains of this Roman legionary who was martyred in Asia were brought...Read More

  • 16. Dahshur

    Ruins

    Named for the pinkish limestone of which it is made, the Red (North) Pyramid belonged to the 4th-Dynasty pharaoh Sneferu (2575–2551 BC), father...Read More

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  • 17. Madrasa and Mausoleum of Sultan al-Salih al-Ayyubi

    Islamic Cairo North | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Although it does not appear to be very significant from the street, this building occupies an important place in Cairo's history as a point...Read More

  • 18. Madrasa of al-Nasir Muhammad

    Islamic Cairo North | Educational Institution

    Considered the greatest Mamluk sultan, al-Nasir ruled on three different occasions, for a total of 42 years (AD 1293–1340). It was during al...Read More

  • 19. Madrasa of Sarghatmish

    The Citadel | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Completed in 1356 by the emir who succeeded Shaykhu, Sarghatmish was probably designed by the same architect who designed Sultan Hassan. The...Read More

  • 20. Madrasa of Sultan al-Zahir Baybars I

    Islamic Cairo North | Notable Building

    Al-Zahir Baybars' reign (1260–77) marked the real beginning of the Mamluk state, due in large part to his skills as a commander, administrator...Read More

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