Greek Orthodox Cemetery
Church of the Virgin (modern)
Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
The first mosque built in Egypt, this structure was established in AD 642 by the general who conquered Egypt for Islam. On the site...
The best place to rest up after a Coptic Cairo tour, though no real local feel as it’s part of the built-for-tourists Souq al-Fustat...
Sharia Mar Girgis · interesting places nearby
Souq al-Fustat information
Brilliant shopping complex with various good craft shops, respectable vendors of carpets, modern ceramics, spices, richly embroidered galabiyyas (long Egyptian dress for men and women) and wooden toys along with a branch of Abd El Zaher . Look out for Association for the Protection of the Environment shop selling embroideries from Akhmim. Prices are marked (though occasionally negotiable), and sales pressure is pleasantly low.