Sharia al-Muizz li-Din Allah
Sharia al-Muizz, as it’s usually called, takes its name from the Fatimid caliph who conquered Cairo in AD 969. It is the former grand...
Mausoleum of Al-Ghouri
On the south side of Sharia al-Azhar, opposite the khan, two buildings loom over Sharia al-Muizz, together forming an exquisite monument...
Carpet & Clothes Market
The street between al-Ghouri’s mosque and the mausoleum, as well as the alleys just west and south, were historically the city’s silk...
Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe
Egypt’s only Sufi dance troupe – more raucous and colourful than white-clad Turkish dervishes – puts on a mesmerising performance at the...
In an alley off Sharia Al-Azhar, this place is legendary for its pigeon, available stuffed or grilled. It doesn’t look like much – just...
Lonely Planet review
Very popular with Cairenes for scent copies as well as its own blends and basic essences; look for the open-sided corner shop at the corner of Sharia al-Muizz.