Historic Cairo

Posted: March 26, 2009    Categories: Daily Photo, World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Site #56: Historic Cairo

Historic Cairo: My 56th UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for Historic Cairo:

Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains. Founded in the 10th century, it became the new center of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.

The highlight of old Islamic Cairo for me was the Citadel and the Mohamed Ali Mosque, which is the most elegant and beautiful mosque I’ve seen on my trip. This photo is of the inside of the mosque which rivals any of the great cathedrals of Europe.


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