Al-Mu'izz Street

Al-Mu'izz Street


Al-Mu’izz Street is named after the Fatimid Caliph, al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah (341–365 AH / 953–975 AD), who first founded this street. Today, it is the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world, and a unique heritage site that was added to The UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. The street has borne many names over the centuries, and came to be known as al-Mu’izz only in 1937.

          The historical street stretches between two of the gates of Cairo’s old city walls, from Bab al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuwayla in the south, passing along many of the significant and uniquely preserved ancient alleys and streets, such as Amir al-Juyush Street, Darb al-Asfar and Bergowan Alley, Khan al-Khalili and al-Ghuriyya.

          Twenty-nine monuments dotting the length of al-Mu’izz  allow visitors to experience Islamic Egypt from the 10th to 19th centuries, starting from the Fatimid Period (297–567 AH / 969–1171AD) to the Muhammad Ali Dynasty (1220–1372 AH / 1805–1953 AD). These monuments include buildings of various types, such as those that had a religious, commercial, or defensive function. Today, markets, vendors, and local crafts stores line the length of al-Mu’izz, adding to the charm of this historic street.










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FOREIGNERS: Area entry: Adult: EGP 100 / Student: EGP 50 This ticket does not cover the Egyptian Textile Museum, Wekalet Bazaraa and Bayt Al-Suhaymi, Their prices are listed on their individual pages, which may be accessed by clicking the above thumbnails. Inclusive tickets allowing entry into the site,Qalawun Group, Suleyman Agha Al-Selehdar Mosque and Sabil , Al-Kamil School, Al-Nasir Muhammad Ibn Qalawun Mosque and School, Sultan Barqouk Mosque, Musa Bin Maimun Temple, Hammam Inal, Amir Bishtak Palace . EGYPTIANS/ARABS: Adult: EGP 20 / Student: EGP 10