EL Muizz Street
EL Muizz Street isn’t your typical street, as it has the greatest concentration of
medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. This street redefines
words like majesty and beauty and is considered one of Egypt’s finest open-air
museums. Muizz Street was constructed by the fourth caliph Al-Muizz of the.
Fatimid dynasty took control of Egypt in 969 A.D from the Abbasids dynasty.
The new caliph Al-Muizz constructed a new capital Al-Qahira instead of the
old one Al Fustat and tried to expand the influence of the Shi’a interpretation.
of Islam in the land of the Sunni Abbasid caliphate. El Moez street was of course
named after the caliph Al-Muizz and as the main street for the Fatimid capital
of Egypt which was destroyed by the Sunni caliphates who regained control of the city.
Description of EL Muizz Street
EL Muizz Street is famous for containing many monuments like mosques and
palaces from the Ayyubid, Mamluk, and Ottoman dynasties which makes it
the heart of Egypt’s Islamic history. The northern part of El Moez street extends
from Bab Al-Futuh to Azhar Street next to Khan Al-Khalili. The street holds a big
number of craftsmen, shops, antiquities, and many ancient buildings that will
make you feel like you are time traveling. Many restorations took place over the years even today.
Historical Buildings of EL Muizz Street
filled with a number of amazing monuments from different.
time periods all along the street from the north to the west from Bab Al-Futuh and ending at Bab Zuweila.
At the northern part between Bab Al-Futuh and
Al-Azhar street such as the Mosque of Al-Hakim bi Amr Allah (1013),
the Mosque of Sulayman Agha Al-Silahdar (1839), the Bayt al-suhaymi.
(1648-1796), the Mosque of Al-Qamar (1125), the Sabil-Kuttab of Abdel
Rahman Katkhuda (1744), the Qasr Bashtak (1339), the Madrasa of Barquq
(1386), Madrasa of Al-Nasir Muhammad (1304), Qalawun Complex (1285),
the Mosque of Taghri Bardi (1440).
On the southern part of Al-Muizz street on the intersection of Al-Azher.
streets such as the Sultan Al-Ghuri Madrasa (1505), Sultan Al-Ghuri Mausoleum
(1505), and the Mosque of Muayyad (1420). At the far south at the exit
of Bab Zuweila, there is the Mosque of Salih Tala’s (1160) and Qasaba of Radwan Bey (1650).
The Rehabilitation Project of EL Muizz Street
Muizz Street is usually under a series of ongoing extensive renovations and
restorations since 1997 across all of its modern buildings, sewerage, pavings,
historical building all for the purpose of maintaining the original appearance.
of the street, even lowering all the buildings to an appropriate height and
painted in an appropriate color plus the installment of an exterior
lighting on the building to fully showcase the night allure of the street.