Islamic Sites in Egypt

Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, is quite often called the “City of 1000 Minarets” due to it numerous mosques. Over and above the many mosques, there are also many other fascinating Islamic sites in Egypt which attract millions of visitors each year.

Unlike in many Middle East countries, the overwhelming majority of Islamic sites in Egypt are open to non-Muslims, and because visitors are welcome to explore these historic places, many Egypt tour packages will include a guided tour of the most famous Islamic attractions in and around Cairo.


Boy selling bread in the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar

The Khan El Khalili Bazaar – There’s No Other Market Like It

Khan El Khalili bazaar is located in the Islamic district of Cairo. It is said to be the oldest open air market in the Middle East, and a must see attraction.
Walls of the Cairo Citadel

Cairo Citadel – An Islamic Medieval Fortification in Cairo, Egypt

The Cairo Citadel in Egypt is a medieval Islamic fortification constructed in 1183 CE around the ancient city to protect against the invading Crusaders.
Citadel Of Qaitbay in Alexandria, Egypt

Citadel Of Qaitbay – A Centuries Old Islamic Fortress

Come and explore the imposing 15th century Citadel of Qaitbay; envision bombardment and Ottoman invasion, and discover the secrets of war concealed within its walls.
Mosque of Muhammad Ali – The Alabaster Mosque

Mosque Of Muhammad Ali – The Alabaster Mosque

The Mosque of Mohammad Ali in Cairo is also fondly referred to as the Alabaster Mosque, and thanks to its outstanding beauty, it’s the most visited mosque in Egypt.
Courtyard of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo

Mosque Of Ibn Tulun – Unexpected Survivor Of Ancient Egypt

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is by no means Cairo’s most splendid mosque, but it certainly is worth a visit if you have an interest in historical religious sites.
Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As in Cairo is the oldest mosque in Africa

Mosque Of Amr Ibn Al-As – The First Mosque Ever Built In Africa

The Mosque of Amr Ibn El-As might not be the grandest mosque or most famous mosque, but it’s the first mosque ever built in Africa, and certainly worth a visit.
Mosque of Al Azhar, Cairo

Mosque Of Al Azhar – A Sight Of Splendor In Cairo

Cairo is home to so many mosques that it’s sometimes referred to as the City of Minarets, but even so, the Mosque of Al Azhar still manages to stand out.
View over Islamic Cairo and the Mosque of Sultan Hassan

Islamic Cairo – Discover The True Charm Of Medieval Cairo

Islamic Cairo, also known as Medieval Cairo, is home to the region’s most historically significant mosques and Islamic monument, but it has even more to offer.