Al-Azhar Park is one of the most beautiful public parks in Egypt that is located in Cairo City and it is even listed as one of the world’s sixty great public parks by the Public Spaces Project. It was created by the GCSP “The Historic Cities Support Program: of the AKTC “The Aga Khan Trust for Culture”. Although it was once a neglected expanse in Cairo, it has become a miraculous transformation and started to be a very famous tourist destination in Egypt.
Al-Azhar Park includes more than two million trees and plants. It has become now a very amazing site with stunning views, has the best-shaded walk-ways, and it also provides a majestic play area for children to give the best chance for all family members to enjoy their vacations and have a wonderful time. Al-Azhar Park covers an area of 80 acres and it was named after the amazing Al-Azhar Mosque that is the oldest Fatimid Surviving Monument in Egypt.
While being in Al-Azhar Park, you will be able to enjoy the best walk tour in Old Cairo, enjoy its magnificent attractions and visit the hypnotic Khan El-Khalili Bazaar in addition to taking the best opportunity to attend one of the most terrific traditional Tanoura dancing shows in Wikalet El-Ghouri.
The funds that have been provided by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture assisted in transforming a mountain of garbage into a really unbelievable amazing park of significant size. Inside the Park, there are a couple of small cafés and a wonderful open-air theatre that is called “El-Genaina” plus a wonderful restaurant that is located in the park’s northern section.
There is also a lakeside café which is located on the other side of the park and it has a really beautiful lake edge setting. That is not all, Through our Cairo excursions you can also have an unforgettable tour to the Great Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Citadel of Salah El-Din, have a historical visit to the amazing Egyptian Museum, and then you head to the fabulous Pyramids in Giza Complex.
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