Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili Bazaar There are a few places on the plant where you feel the time is going back around,

this place is Khan El Khalili bazaar. One of the major Cairo tourist attractions,

Located in old Cairo as a major souk (market) which is a symbol of Mamluk

architecture that became a center for commerce, full of fresh spices,

beautiful fabrics & carpets, wonderful perfumes, gold vendors, precious stone,

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

breathtaking antiques, even soap powder and anything that might cross your

the mind within one of the oldest streets in Islamic history.

The market dates back to the 14th century when a large market complex was

built by Emir Dajaharks Al-Khalili on a mausoleum known as –Za’faraan which

used to be the burial site of the Fatimid Caliphs since 970 AD. The construction began

by Sultan Barquq (1382-1399 AD) as a part of a process to reconstruct and restore the

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

life of the entire city of Cairo after the ravages of the black death throughout the 13th and

14th centuries. The bazaar is located in the heart of Cairo where many monumental

religious complexes were built during the Mamluk period in the reign of Sultan al- Ghuri

(1501-1516), also, there is an ornate gate and upper stories whose front is lined with

iron-grilled windows and two monumental doors are still standing today.

The Khan contains many coffeehouses designed to hold great archways and vaulted ceilings

the highest example of Mamluk and Ottoman architecture. It also houses many

restaurants and cafes like Al-Fishawi’s café which was established in 1773 AD next to Al-Azhar mosque.

There are a few places on the plant where you feel the time is going back around,

this place is  One of the major Cairo tourist attractions,

Located in old Cairo as a major souk (market) which is a symbol of Mamluk

architecture that became a center for commerce, full of fresh spices,

beautiful fabrics & carpets, wonderful perfumes, gold vendors, precious stone,

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

breathtaking antiques, even soap powder and anything that might cross your

the mind within one of the oldest streets in Islamic history.

The market dates back to the 14th century when a large market complex was

built by Emir Dajaharks Al-Khalili on a mausoleum known as –Za’faraan which

used to be the burial site of the Fatimid Caliphs since 970 AD. The construction began

by Sultan Barquq (1382-1399 AD) as a part of a process to reconstruct and restore the

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

life of the entire city of Cairo after the ravages of the black death throughout the 13th and

14th centuries. The bazaar is located in the heart of Cairo where many monumental

religious complexes were built during the Mamluk period in the reign of Sultan al- Ghuri

(1501-1516), also, there is an ornate gate and upper stories whose front is lined with

iron-grilled windows and two monumental doors which are still standing today.

The Khan contains many coffeehouses designed to hold great archways and vaulted ceilings

the highest example of Mamluk and Ottoman architecture. It also houses many

restaurants and cafes like Al-Fishawi’s café which was established in 1773 AD next to Al-Azhar mosque.