El-Moaz Street is one of the best medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. It’s one of the most amazing streets in Islamic Cairo it dates back to the Fatimid era and has almost all types of Islamic architecture decorated with Arabic calligraphy.
When the Fatimid reign (969-1171) settled in Cairo under the leadership of El Moez Li-Dinellah it was called "Cairo of El Moez" because they decorated its four suburbs with luxurious buildings, delightful spots and gardens. This increased its delightfulness and beauty. It was the settlement of rulers and princes.
El Fostat city was big and important due to plenty of buildings, many people and much of livelihood means, that is why Gawhar El Sakaly was so keen on it. He established the fortified gates (bab) and installed them around it in the four-sided wall.
Those gates did not only defend the country against enemies, but were built also for management and administrative purposes. No one was allowed to enter Cairo or stay there except for its residents, or those who go in for certain reasons and in daytime only.
El Moez Street is an eloquent witness for historical Cairo with the various monuments spread along both sides of the street Located near Bab El Fetouh and Bab El Nasr, the northern side of the city, in El Darb El Asfar, the most Ancient quarter of Cairo, Bayt El Sehaymi is 350 years old. Islamic monuments& mosques are on each side of El Moez Street, a one day tour along the street you will be able to visit Barqouq mosque & School in Nahassen, El Aqmar Mosque, the Mosque of el Saleh Talae, The Blue Mosque, the Dome, Hospital& School of Qalawoon etc…
In our journey we will be able to explore:
Bab El Fetouh, Bab El Nasr, Bab Khan El Khalili, Al Aqmar Mosque, Hakim Mosque, and many other sabils, mosques and Mausoleums.