Beit Zeinab al-Khatoun
Leaving Al-Azhar Mosque, turn left and then left again into an alley between the southern wall of the mosque and a row of shops housed...
A peaceful little plaza, Beit al-Harrawi is a fine 18th-century mansion, but too sparse inside to warrant the admission charge. It is...
The Northern Cemetery is the more interesting half of a vast necropolis known popularly as the City of the Dead. The titillating name...
Tucked away in a quiet square behind Al-Azhar, this modern outdoor ahwa is a great place to rest up after a walk, with tea and snacks...
Al-Azhar Park, Islamic Cairo · interesting places nearby
Citadel View information
Eating at this gorgeous restaurant in Al-Azhar Park – on a vast multilevel terrace, with Cairo’s elite seated around you and the whole city sprawled below – feels almost like visiting a luxury resort. Fortunately the prices are not so stratospheric, and the food is good, with dishes like spicy sausage with pomegranate syrup and grilled fish with tahini. On Friday, only a buffet (E£150) is on offer, and not the best value. No alcohol.