Cairo Gates & Towers



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Bab El-Azab

Bab El-Azab

The Gate or Bab El-Azab that situates in El-Qalaa off Salah El-Deen Square was attached by Sultan Radwan Katkhuda to the Citadel. It was used as an entrance for the infantry or Azaban who were living

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Bab El-Futuh

Bab El-Futuh

Bab El Futuh or the gate of conquest, the northen fortress of Fatimid Cairo, lies in the Street of Bab El-Nasr next to the mosque of El-Hakim . This gate and the other gates including Bab El-Nasr were

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Bab El-Nasr

Bab El-Nasr

Bab El-Nasr or the gate of victory lies in Bab El-Nasr Street next to Bab-El-Futuh and the mosque of El-Hakim. Like the other gates of Cairo, it was established by the Armenian Emir Badr El-Gamal to p

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Bab Zuwayla (Bab El-Metwalli)  

Bab Zuwayla (Bab El-Metwalli)  

Bab Zuwayla or Bab El Metwalli lies in El-Metwalli Square next to the Mosque El Muayyad Sheikh . This gate is one of the remaining gates that were erected in the Fatimid period for protecting the city

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Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower or Borg El Qahira is one of the most remarkable tourist attractions in Cairo that is widely visited by both local and foreigners alike. It locates on El Gezira Island ( El Zamalek District

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Cairo Walls

Cairo Walls

The most admired part of the Cairo Walls can be seen in the point in which the Street of Galal and the Street of Mansuriya and next to some parts of both the Northern walls and the Ayyubid wall. The w

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Fortress of Babylon in Cairo

Fortress of Babylon in Cairo

The city of Cairo owes its existence to Babylon fortress, as here is the oldest part of the City and the remains of its oldest structure. This fortress was established by Emperor Trajan, on the Nile e

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Gate and liwan of Ismail Ibn Thalab

Gate and liwan of Ismail Ibn Thalab

Ismail Ibn Thalab Gate and Liwan locate in Sidi Uqba Street which becomes a livestock market every Friday. One can see many other tombs that trace back to the 9th century on the sides of this street a

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Gate of Mangak El Silihdar in Cairo

Gate of Mangak El Silihdar in Cairo

The Gate of the palace of Mangak El Silihdar lies in the corner of Suq El Selah Street off El Darb El Ahmar and nearby El Rifaey Mosque. It is also close to the park of the Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. T

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Saladin Citadel

Saladin Citadel

The Citadel situates in El Muqattam area in Salah Salem Street. It was mainly established by Saladin, Sultan Nur El Din Mahmud's nephew who managed to conqure the Crusaders. He assumed the power of Eg

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Shopping in Cairo

Shopping in Cairo

Cairo is one of the major shopping area in Egypt renowned for its huge markets and bazaars including Khan el-Khalili, Friday Market of Suq El Gomaa and others. Antiques, jewelry, spices, copper utensi

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Giza Province In Greater Cairo

Giza Province In Greater Cairo

Giza is a governorate in the center of Egypt on the west bank of the Nile. It forms with Cairo and El Qalyubeya Governorate what is known as Greater Cairo. El Giza Governorate covers about 27, 564 km

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Mausoleums in Cairo

Mausoleums in Cairo

Mausoleums in Cairo. Khanqah and Mausoleum of Emir Qawsun, Besides having the most ancient tombs in the world, Cairo hold a big collection of Tombs and Mausoleums of Kings, Sultans, and Princes of all

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Pyramids in Giza

Pyramids in Giza

Giza Plateau is the most important archaeological site in the world that locates on the western bank of the Nile River and few kilometers southward Cairo. It is one of the most admirable and most visi

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Museums in Cairo

Museums in Cairo

Cairo is a City rich in museums for all kinds of arts and themes. Egyptian Musum for Pharonic Art, Islamic Museum, Coptica Museum,  Solar Ship Museum Military Museum , Police Museum, Railway Museum ,

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Places to visit in Saqqara, Giza, Cairo

Places to visit in Saqqara, Giza, Cairo

Saqqara is a vast Ancient Egyptian necropolis in Giza Governorate of , about 18 km to the south of Giza City. The uniqueness of the site rests on its being the only necropolis in Egypt that includes t

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Mosques in Cairo

Mosques in Cairo

City of One Thousand Minarets;  this how people of Cairo call it, among many other nick name of their beloved city. Where ever you go, specially in the historical city you observe minarets of differe

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Other Islamic Monuments in Cairo

Other Islamic Monuments in Cairo

Not Only  Mosques, Sabil Kuttabs  (Fountains and Schools), Madrasas (Schools) or Bimarestans(Hospitals) are the most important islamic Monuments in Cairo , but also cairo have many other surprising

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Festivals and Celebrations in Cairo

Festivals and Celebrations in Cairo

Since the Pharaonic Era, Egyptians are renowned for their unique way for celebrating important events in their life. Due to the prominent position of Cairo as the capital of Egypt and the cultural cen

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Nightlife in Cairo

Nightlife in Cairo

Nightlife in the city of the Nile River has a different taste and there are plenty of activities to do and places to visit including clubs, bars, and restaurants. Taking a Nile cruise especially at ni

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Shopping in Cairo

Shopping in Cairo

Before leaving, all the tourists prefer taking souvenirs for their friends from Egypt. Among the highly purchased souvenirs are the perfume bottles, handmade works such as baskets, tent making works

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Greater Cairo Cities and Districts

Greater Cairo Cities and Districts

Nasr City Nasr City is one of the major districts of Cairo covering about 250 km². It was erected in 1960 as an extension of Heliopolis City and consists of ten sub-districts known by their nu

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Parks in Cairo

Parks in Cairo

Though for the fiest impressions Cairo appears to be a city of cement, concrete  and ugly building, it has it charm, secret places and places to hide and search peace and nature. Tens of gardens and

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