Today our walk begins on al- Muizz street and then turns into the Khan el-Khalili street market. After exploring the market shops, our Cairo Egypt Walk continues up Muizz street and passed several famous Islamic landmarks.
Al Muizz Street in Cairo Egypt is the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world, and a unique heritage site that was added to The UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. The street has borne many names over the centuries, and came to be known as al-Mu’izz only in 1937.
Running the length of Islamic Cairo’s central core, from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south, it is one of the most important places in Egypt’s Islamic history.
Masjid Al Hakim Mosque
Bab Al-Futuh Gate
In addition the impressive monuments scattered along its length, it also hosts a bustling neighbourhood, home to thousands of craftsmen making wares to be sold in Khan Al-Khalili, which marks the streets midpoint. A walk down this street, ending with a stroll through the maze of shops in Khan Al-Khalili, is an essential part of any visit to Cairo.
Intro music produced by Ryan Booth at The JamBooth Recording Studio.
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