Islamic Tours

The Citadel of Saladin (Salah El-Din): 
Built between 1176 and 1182 AD. It provides a panoramic view of Cairo from Al Moqattam Hill "…the living world spread out close beneath one's feet…" The Citadel complex includes the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, "Al Gawhara Palace", The Military Museum and the Citadel Outdoor Theater.

Mosque of Amr Ibn AlAas:
Founded by Amr Ibn Al-Aas in 642 AD, the oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa. It represents schools of architecture from different periods.

Al-Nasser, Al-MansourQalawun,
Sultan Barquq Complex: 
A medieval complex of mosques, mausoleums and madrassas (schools) built by three Mamluke Sultans.

Mosque of Ibn Tulun:
Built between 876 and 879 AD, this is one of Cairo's oldest, intact mosques characterized by its unique minaret. It is still in use nowadays.
Next-door is the Gayer Anderson House, (El Kretleya), the Ottoman-style residence of a British major, restored and furnished in the period style and boasts his collection of Islamic art.

The Mosque and Madrassa(School) of Sultan Hassan:
A masterpiece of Mamluke architecture, it includes bronze doors inlaid with gold and silver, marble paneling, and a fountain that used to run with sherbet on special occasions.

Al-Azhar Mosque:
The first Fatimid mosque and the oldest Islamic University in the world, founded in 972 AD.

Cairo Gates: 
Part of the city's fortifications. Commander GawharAl-Sekelli started building them in 968 A.D., then they were renovated and extended in the reign of Badr Al-Din Al-Gamali in 1078. Of the remaining gates: Bab El-Nasr, Bab El-Futuh, Bab El-Mitwalli and Bab Zuwayla on which towers the minarets of "Mosque f El-Muayyad" were added in the 15th century.

The Museum of Islamic Art:
It is regarded as the largest Islamic museum in the Middle East, housing 102.000 antiquities ranging from large architectural pieces rescued from mosques to ceramics, manuscripts and tapestries dating from the dawn of Islam to the end of Ottoman period.


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