The palace today is a museum, located in the Old Cairo district of Abdeen. The upper floors (the former living quarters of the royal family) are reserved for visiting foreign dignitaries. The lower floors contain the Silver Museum, the Arms Museum, the Royal Family Museum, and the Presidential Gifts Museum.
Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabic: جامع الأزهر , Egyptian Arabic: الأزهر Gām3` el-Azhar, "mosque of the most resplendent") is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic Cairo. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970.
Al-Azhar Park in Cairo by Heba Fatteen Bizzari The Al-Azhar Park is important for tourists to Egypt because this hilly site is surrounded by the most significant historic districts of Islamic Cairo. This is one of the primary destinations for many visitors to the city, and this new park located in its heart provides many advantages, including a wonderful view of the surrounding area.
Al-Gawhara Palace (Arabic: قصر الجوهرة Qaṣr al-Gawhara), also known as Bijou Palace, is a palace and museum in Cairo, Egypt. The palace is situated south of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in the Cairo Citadel. It was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha in 1814.
The mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt, near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar. It is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Egypt. The mosque was built on the cemetery of the Fatimid caliphs, though this was not known until the site's archaeological excavation.
That of course is in addition to the remains of the Gezira Gardens, the Marriott Gardens, the Aquarium Grotto Garden, and the remarkably beautiful Andalusia Garden, among others. On the other hand, the Opera house and the Cairo Tower also located on the Island encompass spacious green landscapes.
Bab al-Nasr, Cairo Sword and shield at Bab al Nasr gate. Bab al-Nasr (Arabic: باب النصر , Gate of Victory), is one of three remaining gates in the walls of the Old City of Cairo Egypt, in Islamic Cairo, it is a massive fortified gate with rectangular stone towers flanking the semicircular arch of the eastern Portal.
Although unmistakably modelled on the Hindu temples of Orissa in India, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Palace of Baron Empain is in fact situated in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. It's a mere stone's throw from the former state residence of Egypt's recently-ousted president, Hosni Mubarak.
Bayt El Suhaymi is the first building on the left hand side of Darb El Asafar, a narrow corridor in Fatimid, Cairo. From the outside, the building seems to be in a very good state. This is because it was restored in 1997 under the auspices of the Arab Fund for Economic Development as part of the Bayt El Suhaymi Area Documentation and Restoration. Many mashrabeya windows, which I have become fond of, can be seen from outside the house.
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt.The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city.
The Cairo Tower in Cairo Egypt. by Jimmy Dunn. Its nice to be up high in Cairo. It gives one a prospective view of this great city, with it's very modern and very ancient districts. Anyone who has stood atop the Citadel or from the upper floors of some of the taller hotels is aware of the grand views that Cairo offers.
Egyptian Museum. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms.
The National Military Museum is located at the north western area of the three Haram Palaces, inside the Cairo Citadel. It overlooks the Mukattam hills and the entrance to the Citadel. The Haram Palaces were originally constructed by Mohamed Ali Pasha in 1872.
Cairo (1 miles from The Andalus Park) 9.1 Awesome 472 reviews Description This hostel is located in central Cairo, just 200 metres from the famous Talat Harb Square. It offers spacious and air-conditioned rooms, a small guest kitchen and a 24-hour reception.
It is too soon to comprehend the full impact of what happened in Tahrir Square during the 18 days that followed. But whatever it is, Egypt and the Arab world will never be the same again. The recent revolution in Cairo has made Tahrir Square a household name.
Garden City (Egyptian Arabic: جاردن سيتى Garden Siti pronounced [ˈɡɑɾden ˈsiti]) is a wealthy residential district in Central Cairo that spans the east side of the Nile just south of downtown. It is the location of the famous Midan Tahrir (Tahrir Square).
The Gayer-Anderson Museum is an art museum located in Cairo, Egypt. It is situated adjacent to the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood. The building takes its name from Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who resided in the house between 1935 and 1942 with special permission from the Egyptian Government.
The elegant Sofitel El Gezirah Hotel is a 5-star property with contemporary rooms to stay in a shopping area of Cairo. Founded in 1984, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2007. A short distance to an underground station enables you to get to Mosque of Amr Ibn El and Arab League HQ in no time.
Islamic Cairo (Arabic: قاهرة المعز , Qahirat al-Maez) is a part of central Cairo around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era.
The Manial Palace is said to have been built for Prince Mohammad Ali between 1899 and 1929. The palace was given to the Egyptian nation in 1955. Prince Muhammad Ali is the first cousin of King Faruq and the younger brother of Khedive Abbas II Hilmi. The complex consists of six structures. Among ...
One corner of the mosque contains the tomb of his son, 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As. Due to extensive reconstruction over the centuries, nothing of the original building remains, but the rebuilt Mosque is a prominent landmark, and can be seen in what today is known as "Old Cairo".
The Mosque of Ibn Tulun (Arabic: مسجد إبن طولون , translit. Masjid Ibn Ṭūlūn) is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is  the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area.
The Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad was the last great hypostyle mosque built in Cairo. Originally it had four facades and entrances. Over time, the mosque fell into disrepair, and today only the eastern facade and the prayer hall are original to the mosque.
The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive mosque and madrassa located in the Old city of Cairo, it was built during the Mamluk Islamic era in Egypt. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later "without even a single day of idleness".
The Museum of Islamic Art, in Cairo, Egypt, is considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world.
The Orman Garden is one of the most famous Botanical gardens in Egypt. It is located at Giza, in Cairo. It dates back to 1875 and the reign of Khedive Isma'il Pasha who established the garden on a larger site than it presently occupies as part of the Palace of the Khedive.
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Qalawun complex The Qalawun complex (Arabic: مجمع قلاون ) is a massive complex in Cairo, Egypt that includes a madrasa, a hospital and a mausoleum. It was built by the Sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad Ibn Qalawun in the 1280s; some thirty surviving mosques were built during his time.
For more than 5 centuries, the beautiful Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex has served to remind people of the influence, wealth, and power that Egypt’s Mamluk rulers once enjoyed. This massive complex of Sultan Al-Ghuri straddles al Mu’izz li-Din Allah Street which is most often referred to as Muizz Street.
Tahrir Square, also known as "Martyr Square", is a major public town square in Downtown Cairo, Egypt. The square has been the location and focus for political demonstrations in Cairo, most notably those that led to the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.