Discover the history of Islam in Egypt on a half-day tour of its fortress and mosques in medieval Cairo. Gaze up at the ruined citadel and visit 3 of the mosques it protected to encounter diverse architectural styles. Your private guide provides notable historical context throughout.
Nestled in downtown Cairo is the medieval center of the city and home to many of the grandest Islamic wonders in the region. Begin at the Salah El Din Citadel and hear how it was built to protect the Ayyubid dynasty from the Crusades. Also housed within the fortifications is the Ottoman Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammed Ali). Its prominent location and grand visage make it a primary marker on any approach to the city.
Explore the extravagant interior of the Mamluk masterpiece, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, as well as the Mosque of Rifa'I, also constructed in the Mamluk style. From you expert guide, learn more about the Islamic culture in Cairo and witness the grandeur of the area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.