Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Bab Zuweila

Al Motaz Ldin Allah, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Plane loader
Animated dots
Minaret:  Bab Zuweila, Islamic Cairo Cairo  Egypt

More info

Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm

Minaret: Bab Zuweila, Islamic Cairo

Cairo is known as the “City of a Thousand Minarets” but there are indeed many more than that these days and they rise up out of the hazy, crowded streets like fingers on a giant hand pointing strait to heaven. “This way up”, they seem to say, as the muezzin calls “Allah huwa akbaru” five times a day. Don’t try to climb to the very, very tippy top of the narrow spiral staircase at Bab Zuweila, however, unless you just wrapped up a thirty day juice fast or are missing the limbs on one side of your body. I got stuck and had to be pried out with a broom handle by a nice man named Monsour.