Category: Judeo-Christian & Islamic

Wekalet Al Ghouri

Wekalet Al Ghouri

The Wekalet Al Ghouri is a “caravanserai” right in the heart of Fatimid Cairo, running parallel to the historic Al Azhar street. The Arabic term “caravanserai” denotes a sort of inn for merchant caravans...

Al-Azhar Mosque Cairo

Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar mosque and the adjoining university buildings are some of the oldest in the world. Built in 970 AD, few realize that Al-Azhar had many ‘firsts’, from the distinctive black, graduating robes used around...

Ibn Tulun Mosque Cairo

Ibn Tulun Mosque

This mosque is unique, as it has not suffered from natural disasters nor significant alterations. The Ibn Tulun mosque is named after Ahmad Ibn Tulun, who became the governor of Egypt in the 9th...

Amr Ibn Al-As Mosque

As the first mosque in Africa, the Amr Ibn Al-As mosque is the symbolic start of the forced conversion of predominantly Christian North Africa to Islam. Although it might be difficult to judge this...

Sultan Hassan Mosque

Off the square of Saladin are the Mameluke mosque and madrassa of sultan Hassan. Nearby is also the equally impressive Rifa’i mosque within which rest Egypt’s Kings and the last Shah of Iran. The...

Coptic Museum in Cairo

The treasures of Egypt’s Coptic Christians are on display in this stunning museum. Exquisitely illuminated displays amongst low-lit rooms and carved interiors demonstrate Egypt’s Golden Age of Christianity during the Byzantine Empire. Icons &...

Citadel of Saladin

The Citadel of Saladin is a fortress filled with spectacular mosques, palaces, museums, and breathtaking lookouts. With the distinctive mosque of Mohamed Ali at its heart, the Citadel dominates Cairo’s skyline and should not...