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  • The Al-Hussein Mosque has all the qualities that can startle the tourists. The appearance of this mosque is charming indeed and tourists will find its shape charming. The mosque is pretty old and originally, it got established in the year 1154. As one of the most sacred Islamic religious institutions also, this mosque is internationally renowned. In 19th century, the structure got revamped and hence, one can observe strong hints of Gothic Revival architecture in the structure of the building. The mausoleum of the mosque complex is believed to be present here from the original construction period of the mosque. Al Hussein Mosque is located just a short distance from downtown Cairo, in an area of the city known as Old Cairo or Islamic Cairo. Al Hussein Mosque is perhaps best known for the fact that it is home to the world’s oldest complete manuscript of the Quran. It is also believed to house the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad who was killed by the Umayyads in Iraq in 680 AD. Today, Al Hussein Mosque is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic places in all of Egypt.
     

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    The Al-Hussein Mosque has all the qualities that can startle the tourists. The appearance of this mosque is charming indeed and tourists will find its shape charming. The mosque is pretty old and originally, it got established in the year 1154. As one of the most sacred Islamic religious institutions also, this mosque is internationally renowned. In 19th century, the structure got revamped and hence, one can observe strong hints of Gothic Revival architecture in the structure of the building. The mausoleum of the mosque complex is believed to be present here from the original construction period of the mosque. Al Hussein Mosque is located just a short distance from downtown Cairo, in an area of the city known as Old Cairo or Islamic Cairo. Al Hussein Mosque is perhaps best known for the fact that it is home to the world’s oldest complete manuscript of the Quran. It is also believed to house the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad who was killed by the Umayyads in Iraq in 680 AD. Today, Al Hussein Mosque is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic places in all of Egypt.
     

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  • Inaugurated on 10th October 1988, the Cairo Opera House was actually gifted to Egypt by Japan. The opera house serves as a second home for music companies, dance academies, museums, galleries and also host relevant educational programs. The main motto of the house is to encourage music and dance and to preserve and keep up to the aged Arabic tradition. The Cairo Opera House is also known as the Egyptian Opera House in Arabic, and it is essentially a part of Cairo’s Nation Culture Centre. It is located on a small island in the Nile River known as Gezira Island which is a little to the west of downtown Cairo. It is without question Cairo’s premier venue for the performing arts and the go-to place for most of Egypt’s top musical groups and other performing artists. The Main Hall has a 1200 seat capacity, with seating spread out over 4 levels as well as a presidential box. The hall is used almost exclusively for opera performances; orchestral performances and ballet performances. In addition to the Main Hall, the Cairo Opera House also has a Small Hall which can accommodate up to 500 people. Unlike the Main Hall which has multiple floors, the Small Hall only has a single floor. 
     

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    Inaugurated on 10th October 1988, the Cairo Opera House was actually gifted to Egypt by Japan. The opera house serves as a second home for music companies, dance academies, museums, galleries and also host relevant educational programs. The main motto of the house is to encourage music and dance and to preserve and keep up to the aged Arabic tradition. The Cairo Opera House is also known as the Egyptian Opera House in Arabic, and it is essentially a part of Cairo’s Nation Culture Centre. It is located on a small island in the Nile River known as Gezira Island which is a little to the west of downtown Cairo. It is without question Cairo’s premier venue for the performing arts and the go-to place for most of Egypt’s top musical groups and other performing artists. The Main Hall has a 1200 seat capacity, with seating spread out over 4 levels as well as a presidential box. The hall is used almost exclusively for opera performances; orchestral performances and ballet performances. In addition to the Main Hall, the Cairo Opera House also has a Small Hall which can accommodate up to 500 people. Unlike the Main Hall which has multiple floors, the Small Hall only has a single floor. 
     

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  • Established in the 11th century, much earlier than most of the other areas, Bab Zuweila has a distinct antique charm about it. Tourists often come and climb this relic to witness some of the most captivating views on the rooftop over Islamic Cairo. The only surviving southern gate of the city, Bab Zuweila was built in the medieval times. It served as an entry to the city of Al-Qahira. The spectacularly standing minarets on the gate beautifully depict the architecture of that era. The gate was also popular for being used as a set to execute criminals and prisoners by the rulers of that time. Tourists often enjoy the mesmerising views from the top of this beautiful landmark. The gate itself has two minarets and is the last southern gate of the old town still standing. Right next door is the red and white stonework of the Sheikh al-Mu'ayyad Mosque and a few steps further away is the fascinating artisan stalls of the Street of the Tentmakers where Egypt's bright fabric used for weddings and other special occasions is sold in bulk. These gates are oldest and the most elegant piece of architecture of the olden period. Bab Zuweila is historically significant and impressive..
     

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    Established in the 11th century, much earlier than most of the other areas, Bab Zuweila has a distinct antique charm about it. Tourists often come and climb this relic to witness some of the most captivating views on the rooftop over Islamic Cairo. The only surviving southern gate of the city, Bab Zuweila was built in the medieval times. It served as an entry to the city of Al-Qahira. The spectacularly standing minarets on the gate beautifully depict the architecture of that era. The gate was also popular for being used as a set to execute criminals and prisoners by the rulers of that time. Tourists often enjoy the mesmerising views from the top of this beautiful landmark. The gate itself has two minarets and is the last southern gate of the old town still standing. Right next door is the red and white stonework of the Sheikh al-Mu'ayyad Mosque and a few steps further away is the fascinating artisan stalls of the Street of the Tentmakers where Egypt's bright fabric used for weddings and other special occasions is sold in bulk. These gates are oldest and the most elegant piece of architecture of the olden period. Bab Zuweila is historically significant and impressive..
     

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  • Situated along the amazing Nile in Central Cairo, Rhoda Island is a great mix of Al-Manyal museums and green gardens. Rhoda Island is one of the most ancient landmarks in the whole of Egypt and is a lucrative spot for tourists from over the world. The flawless Island of Rhoda is located towards the south of Gezira. An abode to Monastili Palace, which is a huge landmark attraction for every visitor, describes the magnificent Egyptian architecture. With a fascinating history, this island is bound to woo travellers whenever they are in the city of Cairo. Outside the palace, Roda Island's streets are fun to wander and still have some dilapidated mansion architecture of the early 20th century. The north end of the island holds the gorgeously ornate Manyal Palace, built in 1805-18 in the time of Mohammed Ali.
     

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    Situated along the amazing Nile in Central Cairo, Rhoda Island is a great mix of Al-Manyal museums and green gardens. Rhoda Island is one of the most ancient landmarks in the whole of Egypt and is a lucrative spot for tourists from over the world. The flawless Island of Rhoda is located towards the south of Gezira. An abode to Monastili Palace, which is a huge landmark attraction for every visitor, describes the magnificent Egyptian architecture. With a fascinating history, this island is bound to woo travellers whenever they are in the city of Cairo. Outside the palace, Roda Island's streets are fun to wander and still have some dilapidated mansion architecture of the early 20th century. The north end of the island holds the gorgeously ornate Manyal Palace, built in 1805-18 in the time of Mohammed Ali.
     

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  • Undeniably one of the most iconic structures of the ancient world, Great Sphinx, a monumental sculpture depicting the mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head, continues to overlook the surrounding landscape with a discerning gaze. Carved out of the bedrock, also used for the building of nearby pyramids, the structure is 73 mts long and 20.21 mts high, measurements that make it one of the largest statues in the world. Most modern scholars believe it was built around 2500 BC, with the face modelled on the pharaoh Khafra, whose tomb, the second pyramid of Giza, lies close by on the plateau. There has been much controversy over the true age of the Sphinx, circling around the question whether the erosion of its structure is wind or water caused. If the water erosion hypothesis is true, then the Sphinx could be four thousand years older than originally thought. Cairo, the land of Sphinx is undoubtedly a world’s wonder for more reasons than one. Undeniably one of the most iconic structures of the ancient world, Great Sphinx, a monumental sculpture depicting the mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head, continues to overlook the surrounding landscape with a discerning gaze. Carved out of the bedrock, also used for the building of nearby pyramids, the structure is 73 mts long and 20.21 mts high, measurements that make it one of the largest statues in the world. Most modern scholars believe it was built around 2500 BC, with the face modelled on the pharaoh Khafra, whose tomb, the second pyramid of Giza, lies close by on the plateau. There has been much controversy over the true age of the Sphinx, circling around the question whether the erosion of its structure is wind or water caused. If the water erosion hypothesis is true, then the Sphinx could be four thousand years older than originally thought. Cairo, the land of Sphinx is undoubtedly a world’s wonder for more reasons than one.
     

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    Undeniably one of the most iconic structures of the ancient world, Great Sphinx, a monumental sculpture depicting the mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head, continues to overlook the surrounding landscape with a discerning gaze. Carved out of the bedrock, also used for the building of nearby pyramids, the structure is 73 mts long and 20.21 mts high, measurements that make it one of the largest statues in the world. Most modern scholars believe it was built around 2500 BC, with the face modelled on the pharaoh Khafra, whose tomb, the second pyramid of Giza, lies close by on the plateau. There has been much controversy over the true age of the Sphinx, circling around the question whether the erosion of its structure is wind or water caused. If the water erosion hypothesis is true, then the Sphinx could be four thousand years older than originally thought. Cairo, the land of Sphinx is undoubtedly a world’s wonder for more reasons than one. Undeniably one of the most iconic structures of the ancient world, Great Sphinx, a monumental sculpture depicting the mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head, continues to overlook the surrounding landscape with a discerning gaze. Carved out of the bedrock, also used for the building of nearby pyramids, the structure is 73 mts long and 20.21 mts high, measurements that make it one of the largest statues in the world. Most modern scholars believe it was built around 2500 BC, with the face modelled on the pharaoh Khafra, whose tomb, the second pyramid of Giza, lies close by on the plateau. There has been much controversy over the true age of the Sphinx, circling around the question whether the erosion of its structure is wind or water caused. If the water erosion hypothesis is true, then the Sphinx could be four thousand years older than originally thought. Cairo, the land of Sphinx is undoubtedly a world’s wonder for more reasons than one.
     

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  • The Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo is a major Muslim religious site located in an area of the city known as Islamic Cairo, just a short distance to the south of Bab Al-Futuh, which is the name of the old city’s Northern Gate. It is the second most religiously significant Fatimid mosque in Egypt and the fourth most religiously significant complex in the country. The Al-Hakim Mosque was built with the help of funds from the neighbouring Arab states. The marble floors of the mosque show that the stones belong to some old architecture. The mosque features massive yard as well. During the rainy season the mosque is at its best as everything tends to reflect in the wet season. The mosque sits in between two of the old city district's most important gates. Bab el-Futuh meaning Gate of Conquests on the mosque's western side and Bab el-Nasr meaning Gate of Victory to the east are similar in form to ancient Roman town gates and were both built in 1087.
     

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    The Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo is a major Muslim religious site located in an area of the city known as Islamic Cairo, just a short distance to the south of Bab Al-Futuh, which is the name of the old city’s Northern Gate. It is the second most religiously significant Fatimid mosque in Egypt and the fourth most religiously significant complex in the country. The Al-Hakim Mosque was built with the help of funds from the neighbouring Arab states. The marble floors of the mosque show that the stones belong to some old architecture. The mosque features massive yard as well. During the rainy season the mosque is at its best as everything tends to reflect in the wet season. The mosque sits in between two of the old city district's most important gates. Bab el-Futuh meaning Gate of Conquests on the mosque's western side and Bab el-Nasr meaning Gate of Victory to the east are similar in form to ancient Roman town gates and were both built in 1087.
     

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