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EXCURSION: ARCE Walk around Downtown Cairo - Al-Isma?iliyya Quarter

EXCURSION: ARCE Walk around Downtown Cairo - Al-Isma?iliyya Quarter

EXCURSION: ARCE Walk around Downtown Cairo - Al-Isma?iliyya Quarter

Date: Friday, April 10, 2009

Time: Meet at ARCE at 9:00 a.m. sharp. There is no bus, just walking.

Admire the architectural masterpieces of downtown Cairo's Al-Isma’iliyya Quarter in this brand-new tour, led by architectural historian Tarek Swelim (Ph.D., Harvard,

Tour sites:

  • Maydan al-Tahrir & Mosque of Umar Makram
  • Shari’ Muhammad Mahmud: AUC, Lycee and Frere schools and apartment building opposite
  • Maydan al-Falaki and the Closed Bab al-Luq Market
  • The Ministry of al-Awqaf Building
  • Shari’ Qasr al-Nil and the Trieste Building
  • Shari’ Muhammad Farid & the Bank Misr Building
  • Maydan Mustafa Basha Kamil
  • Cross 26th of July Street
  • Along Shari’ Imad al-Din and the Shawarbi Building
  • Shari’ Ramsis and the Engineer’s Syndicate, Engineer’s Society, Music Institute and Muslim Youth Building (al-Shubban al-Muslimin) as well as many others
  • Along Shar’ Champollion
  • Maydan Tala’at Harb
  • Back to Maydan al-Tahrir and ARCE

Cost per person is LE70 for ARCE members, LE90 for non-members. Learn about becoming a member>>.

Please dress very conservatively, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Women should bring headscarves.

For more information and to sign up contact Mary Sadek in the Cairo Office by phone (20 2 2794 8239 or 20 2 2795 8683) or email.

US Office: 909 North Washington St. Suite 320, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314 p: (703) 721-3479
ARCE Cairo Center: 2 Midan Simón Bolívar Garden City Cairo 11461 Egypt p: 20 2 2794 8239 

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