Bab El-Wazir Street Cairo

Image by Ahmed Maher

Bab El-Wazir Street – A street in Cairo’s past

Once I had entered  Bab El-Wazir street, I felt a huge shifting from being in the Cairo city I knew to what Cairo used to be in the past.

The street is as old as Al Moez street, but for reasons unknown it hasn’t got the same place under spotlight as Al Moez street.

Bab El-Wazir street was established in early 1341 AD and contains a unique architectural style from previous eras (from the Mamluk and Ottoman era) and many 19th-century houses which still retain their splendor.

There are many attractions in Bab El Wazir street, like the Al-Razzaz House, the Khayir Bey Group, the Quba Tarbai Al-Sharifi Mosque, the Umm Al-Sultan Shaaban School, the Sbeil and Amran Agha Mosques and the Qajmas Al-Ishaqi Mosque.

Each one of these attractions needs a whole article to write about on its own, but what really caught my eye was the Aqsunqur (blue) Mosque, so named because of the blue decorations inside of it. I consider it to be the most important attraction in the whole street.

It is a public street, so there are no working hours for all of it, but each place mentioned has its own working hours — mostly during daytime.

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Bab El-Wazeer street, Cairo

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)