Park in Cairo

Al-Azhar Park

With funds from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, what had been a mountain of garbage, amassed over centuries, was in 2005, almost miraculously, transformed into the city’s first (and only) park of significant size. C…
Gardens in Cairo

Andalus Garden

One of several formal gardens in the area that are popular strolling spots for couples in the evening. This one’s small, but adjacent to the Nile, and also nice during the day as it has plenty of shade from palm tre…
Gardens in Cairo

Ezbekiyya Gardens

The Ezbekiyya Gardens, designed in 1870s and then covering more than 20 acres, were once some of the finest gardens outside Europe. At the centre was an ornamental lake, and many exotic trees were planted. Today the…
Gardens in Cairo

Garden of Freedom and Friendship

Across Midan Saad Zaghloul from the Andalus Garden, on the southwest side, is the entrance to the grandly named Garden of Freedom and Friendship, much larger but without the river views.
Gardens in Cairo

Gabalaya Park & Aquarium

The pleasant Gabalaya Park & Aquarium has landscaped gardens with aquariums set in rocks (though not many actual fish). It’s a great central spot to escape the crowds.