Bab Zuweila



Bab Zuwayla or Zuweila, one of the three remaining entrances to Cairo's fortified medieval city, was built in 1092. Cairo (Al Qahirah), was established by the Fatimids in 969 and had a walled-in core, then reinforced with stone in the 15th century.


Bab Zuweila | Gates of Cairo 

Bab Zuweila used to be the south gate of the city for many years during the Fatimid period and is one of the oldest gates and things to see in Cairo. It was built in 1090.

In Mamluke city the Fatimid walls pushed up against Salah al Din’s extensions, and Bab Zuweila Gate of Cairo became a central point.

Salah El-Din Al-Ayoubi | Sultan of Egypt

Salah El-Din Al-Ayoubi | Sultan of Egypt

 

 

Biba Zuweila

Bab Zuweila Cairo Egypt was built during the 11th century, by the Fatimide Vizier Badr El Gamali inside the gate while up on the roof you get panoramic vistas that stretch out to the citadel.

The gate is one of the few remaining gates of old Cairo, with two minarets on top of it, Bab Zwayla is considered the most beautiful of the 3 gates of Islamic Cairo and the finest, Climbing up the stairs of the minarets will give you different views of Islamic Cairo with its captivating architecture.

 

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