Abd al-Rahman Harraz
Museum of Islamic Art
Recently renovated, this museum on the edge of the medieval city holds one of the world’s finest collections of Islamic applied art. In...
Mosque of Al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh
Built into the Fatimid walls between 1415 and 1421, the red-and-white-striped Mosque of Al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh was laid out on the site of...
Built at the same time as the northern gates (11th century), beautiful Bab Zuweila is the only remaining southern gate of medieval...
Abd al-Rahman Harraz information
Lonely Planet review
Established 1885, this is one of the most esteemed spice traders in Cairo, with a brisk business in medicinal herbs as well (upstairs, herbalists diagnose and prescribe). There’s no English sign: look for dioramas of Egyptian village life in the corner shop windows. It’s about 450m west of Bab Zuweila, and a couple blocks east of the Museum of Islamic Art.