Mosque of Al-Hakim
Completed in 1013, the vast Mosque of Al-Hakim built into the northern walls, is one of Cairo’s older mosques but it was rarely used for...
Northern Walls & Gates
Bab an-Nasr (Gate of Victory) and Bab al-Futuh (Gate of Conquests) were built in 1087 as the northern entrances to the walled Fatimid...
Bab al-Futuh information
The square-towered Bab an-Nasr (Gate of Victory) and the rounded Bab al-Futuh were built in 1087 as the two main northern entrances to the walled Fatimid city of Al-Qahira. Walk along the outside and you'll see what an imposing bit of military architecture the whole thing is.
When current renovations are done (any year now), visitors should be able to get access to the top of the walls and inside the gates themselves, and see inscriptions left by Napoleon's troops as well as carved animals and Pharaonic figures on the stones scavenged from the ruins of ancient Memphis.