Private half-day tour to Islamic Cairo
- Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali
- Al-Rifa’i Mosque
- Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
- Al-Azhar Mosque
All about the trip
Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo where you will visit Mohamed Ali Mosque that has been considered one of the most beautiful mosques in Cairo. It is also known as the Alabaster Mosque because its outer walls have been covered by alabaster stone.
Then continue to another big famous mosque which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque. The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th-century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city.
Proceed to visit the biggest mosque in Cairo which is El Sultan Hassan Mosque, also known as Madrasa El Sultan Hassan, which was founded by Sultan Hassan in 1356 AD. The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi’i, Maliki, Hanafi, and Hanbali.
Then drive to Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo it`s also known as the mosque of the most resplendent. Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title Az-Zahrā. It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname “the City of a Thousand Minarets".
End your day tour by a visit to El Hussein Mosque in Cairo. It is believed to be the burial site of the head of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
At the end of the tour, our guide will transfer you back to your hotel in CairoWhat Wikipedia says about Islamic Cairo
What is included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Cairo
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
- Bottled water during your trip
- All taxes and service charge
What is not included in the price
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
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