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One of the most visited regions of the Egypt is the Islamic Cairo, situated in the city center. It is called the Islamic Cairo for the significant number of historically monuments and mosques present in this part of the city. One of the attractions is an enormous shopping center, always crowed, when tourists can find everything they want, and more, they can exchange things. In this part of the Cairo is the world’s most visited cemetery, known as “The city of the dead people”. The tombs are real palaces belonging to rich people or even to kings, having a very beautiful Islamic architecture. There are also medieval necropolises and mausoleums dedicated to some well off families. The paradox is that in this cemetery live many poor and homeless families which makes this place a full of life one. They made homes inside the big tombs. And although nobody has an authorization to live there, the authorities did nothing to change their situation. From the touristic point of view, it is an advantage, because the number of the visitors interested in this place is continuing increasing. The Islamic Cairo sends you back in time with 700 years. Districts like Darb al-Ahmar are teeming with small and strait streets, where you can see little houses, camels, donkeys and goats. All over the place are mosques and temples, and the air is full of keen smells from plants, animals and people. The tourists are also interesting in visiting the Citadel, where for 700 years was the house of the Egypt’s government, the Ibn Tulun mosque, the mausoleum of Ibn Tulun, the biggest Islamic tomb where is buried one of the Islam’s saints, the mosque of Sultan Hasan and many more!

 
 

 

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