Gawhara Palace & Museum
South of Mohammed Ali’s mosque, in the citadel, is the Gawhara Palace & Museum, a lame attempt to evoke 19th-century court life, but...
Mosque of Mohammed Ali
Modelled on classic Turkish lines, with domes upon domes upon domes, this mosque took 18 years to build (1830-48) and its interior is...
Southern Cemetery · interesting places nearby
Souq al-Gomaa information
South of the Citadel, this sprawling weekly market is all the craziness of a medieval bazaar in a modern setting. Under a highway flyover, expect bicycles, live donkeys and broken telephones. Savvy pickers can find some funky objects and vintage clothes. Go before 10am to avoid the crush of people. Tell the taxi driver ‘Khalifa’, the name of the neighbourhood.