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...
Church of St Sergius & Bacchus
This is the oldest church inside the walls, built in the 11th century with 3rd- and 4th-century pillars. It honours two Syrian saints...
Church of St Barbara
At the corner past Abu Serga, the Church of St Barbara is dedicated to a martyr who was beaten to death by her father for trying to...
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...
Lonely Planet review
A new market built for tourists, this is nonetheless a nice collection of shops, with respectable vendors of antique carpets, modern ceramics, spices, richly embroidered galabiyyas and wooden toys along with a branch of Abd El Zaher. Prices are marked (though occasionally negotiable), and sales pressure is pleasantly low.