Discover the charm of the performance of a cultural folklore and get back into history in Wekalet El Ghuri. Then explore one of the most famous oriental local streets of old Cairo, and see the tomb of the “unknown soldier” of 6th of October war.
A representative will pick you from your hotel up to start the evening with a visit to a very special place in the heart of Islamic Cairo. A place that has a very special air of its own; a very strong sense of history pervades them and fills visitors with such feeling. This place is Wekalet El Ghuri.
Once you put your foot onto the old stone steps at the entrance of the courtyard, you will get the feeling of softly slipping back into history. A host of superbly made wooden Mashrabiyas, supervising the yard as well as the front of the building, remarkably come into view, almost confiding the 500-year history of this architectural masterwork.
This Mameluke-style building is warmly situated within the antique district of Al Azhar, Downtown Cairo, which is remarkably rich with Fatimide and Mameluke monuments. Take a walk through the Ghuria street market and Khan El Khalili market specializing in all types of oriental clothes, accessories, special spices, all type souvenirs. Following your tour in old Cairo, you’ll then visit the tomb of the unknown soldier of 6th of October war. At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel.