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About Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar Mosque one of the Cairo’s most beautiful Islamic monuments dating to the year 970. It is one of the oldest mosques in the Egyptian capital. Located in an area known as Islamic Cairo, the district sees residents living side by side with ancient monuments and places of worship. Visitors can step back in time and explore the Cairo of old with its bustling trade markets, mosques, parks and cafes.

Al-Azhar was created as the centrepiece of Fatimid city in the 10th century. A decorative treasure lies at the mosque entrance, look to the left and the tomb chamber features an eye-catching mihrab. From the central courtyard, visitors can view the stately minarets of Al-Azhar which date to the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The keel arch panels and rosettes along the courtyard perimeter are inscribed with complex designs and reliefs, and Hypostyle prayer halls offer welcome shade for visitors. Take a walk beneath the arches imagining the mosque during its early days of construction and listen for the mesmerising call to prayer. Next to Al-Azhar Mosque lies the campus of Al-Azhar University. The university specialises in teachings of the Arabic language, Islamic law, logic, grammar and rhetoric. Nearby, several cafes and restaurants offer superb views of the exterior architecture and excellent photo opportunities.

The area around Al-Azhar is easy to walk around with many sites and attractions close by. If arriving from elsewhere in the city, the metro stop at Bab El-Shaaria is a 20 minute-walk away. White metered taxis operate throughout the city. They can be hailed on the street, are comfortable and equipped with air-conditioning. Visitors can book Uber and Careem services, while buses cover main areas of the city, although they are more difficult to navigate than other modes of transport.

The city of Cairo is known as “the city of a thousand minarets”. Al-Azhar Mosque is one of the oldest religious places of worship and noted as a prominent symbol of Islamic Egypt. Today, visitors from all over the world flock to the mosque, keen to explore its rich heritage, fascinating architecture and gain further understanding of the story behind it.

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Arabian Nights Hostel

Arabian Nights Hostel
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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Arabian Nights Hostel is located in Cairo and provides free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

Tiba Pyramids Hotel

Tiba Pyramids Hotel
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Giza, Cairo
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5.0
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Tiba Pyramids Hotel is a comfortable setting while visiting Giza and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a currency exchange and meeting rooms.

Al Nabila Hotel

Al Nabila Hotel
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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6.0
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Al Nabila Hotel is located in Cairo and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a laundry service, a 24-hour reception and an outdoor pool.

Hostgram

Hostgram
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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Less than 20 minutes' stroll from Bab El-Shaaria Metro Station, Hostgram offers guests an ideal base when visiting Cairo. It also offers luggage storage, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Nour Elsabah Hotel

Nour Elsabah Hotel
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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This Cairo hotel is situated next to Khan el-Khalili and the Al-Hussein Mosque. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

Radwan Hotel

Radwan Hotel
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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Situated a short stroll from Bab El-Shaaria Metro Station, Radwan Hotel offers guests an ideal base when visiting Cairo. It is conveniently located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

El Hussein Hotel

El Hussein Hotel
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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Fully furnished apartment Cairo

Fully furnished apartment Cairo
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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Situated under a 10-minute stroll from Ataba Metro Station, Fully furnished apartment Cairo provides guests with an ideal base while visiting Cairo. It provides a car rental desk, and is a brief walk from Azbakeya.

Holiday Express

Holiday Express
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Medieval Cairo, Cairo
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Holiday Express provides a comfortable setting while in Cairo. It is close to the area's tourist attractions and is within walking distance of Ataba Metro Station.

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