Cairo Day Tours

Day Tour to Museum & Islamic Cairo

N/A$ / Per Person

Type
Private

Duration
Approx . 7 Hrs

Location
Cairo

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Our Tour
Our Egypt Select Tours tour guide will escort you by an air conditioned vehicle to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which was built in 1902 and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 120,000 masterpieces) dating back to the ancient Egyptian period and Greco-Roman period including the marvelous collection of the child king Tut Ankh Amon After that you will be transferred to one of the most Stunning construction in Cairo “The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel. On the site of the citadel there are other great monuments like the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed “The Mosque with the Green Dome”, and the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space, the beautiful decorations on its walls, and its remarkable domes and minarets. Then, Proceeding to visit 2 great architectural buildings near the Citadel. The First is “Sultan Hassan Madrasa and Mosque” which is one of the extraordinary wonderful monuments in the Islamic world. The architectural parts of the complex are so terrific like the cornices, the entrance, and the monumental staircase. The Second Building is “Al Refaie Mosque” that lies right beside Sultan Hassan Madrasa. The Mosque was established by Khoshiar, the mother of Khedive Ismail to be the mausoleum of the royal family. It took 43 years to build this beautiful sanctuary that combines different Islamic architectural styles. Then moving to "Islamic Cairo" and taking a walking tour in the 1000 years old "el Moez" street which is considered as an open air museum for Terrific Islamic Buildings which are decorated with different patterns and paints, then ending our tour with going to Khan el Khalili Bazaar which is one of Cairo's main attractions ..The district of Khan el Khalili was originally a mausoleum called "el Zaafran" for the burial of Fatimid Caliphs ,after that it became a district for the Turkish community during the Ottoman period , and now it becomes a bazzar where you will find many souvenirs shops ,coffeehouses "Café" serving Arabic coffee and offering Hookah "Shisha", and restaurants throughout the area.
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