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EXCURSION: ARCE Walk to the Darb El Ahmar Area

EXCURSION: ARCE Walk to the Darb El Ahmar Area

EXCURSION: ARCE Walk to the Darb El Ahmar Area

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time: Meet at ARCE; bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. sharp

Explore Cairo "off the beaten track," this time to the Darb El Ahmar area, from the Citadel to Al-Azhar Street. Enjoy a guided walk through some of the beautiful monuments of Islamic Cairo with Tarek Swelim (Ph.D., Harvard,


Leave from ARCE, drive to the area west of the Citadel at Bab al-Mudarrag and visit the following monuments:

  • Remains and Ruins of the Bimaristan (Hospital) of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad
  • Dome of Amir Tarabay – exterior
  • Mosque of Amir Aytmish al-Baghasi - exterior
  • Mosques of Khayer Bek & Aqsunqur
  • House of Bayt a-Razzaz - exterior
  • Mosque of Umm al-Sultan Sha'ban
  • Mosque of Amir al-Tanbugha al-Maridani
  • Mosque of Ahmed al-Mihmindar - exterior facade
  • Mosque of Amir Qidjmas al-Ishaqi
  • Mosque of Saleh Tala'e – exterior
  • Bab Zuwayla Area – without climbing the walls
  • Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Shaykh
  • Walk to Azhar Street via Complex of Sultan al-Ghuri

Cost per person is LE100 for ARCE members, LE120 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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