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Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan and Khan El Khalili

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Stylish Holidays tour guide and driver will pickup you from you hotel in Cairo and drive you to discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili Bazaars. The tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich Islamic history of Egypt.
The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits a top a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza. Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basic beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.
After that we continue to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt.
Continue to the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan. Built between 1356 and 1363, and is believed to be one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Cairo. The mosque is also considered one of the largest, not only in Cairo but in the whole Islamic world, measuring some 492 feet (150 meters) long and 118 feet (36 meters) high. The highest minaret is 223 feet (68 meters) tall.
In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish
At the end of the tour, you will be returned back to you hotel in Cairo

 

 

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Nasr City - Cairo - Egypt

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