Al Azhar Park

Al Azhar Park

Azhar Park

Al Azhar Park Is  A Panoramic Green Scene that Appears Amid Shiny Quintessential Archaeological Treasures With Fatimid Eras Alive!


Islamic treasures here and there. Historical mosques with their rich, colorful, and vibrant decoration. Shrines shine with rare designs and minarets that have dazzlingly accompanied the Cairo sky for hundreds of years. It is the Old Cairo spot, this dazzling historical area teeming with the vibrant Islamic architecture. Also, it’s blending the Fatimid, Mamluk, and Ottoman eras magically. You come close more and more to a spectacular green high hill amid these Islamic quintessential archaeological treasures. That is how will be the road to Al Azhar Park.

Al Azhar

Al Azhar by iTripleM

This panoramic green scene appears in the heart of this fantastic spot. To come close, finding yourself wander amid the historical Andalusia, Fatimid, and  Mamluk gardens. Welcome to Al Azhar Park!

Once arriving, look around you! Here is the walls castle of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, seemingly lofty, telling the story of this impenetrable historical fortress that holds a verse of the beauty of Islamic architecture, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. It looks from the south as magic or as a legendary scene that appears to you as if you are in a fictional story in the depths of history. The Sultan Hassan Mosque comes to complement the spectacle of this Majesty. To the east are the tombs of the Mamluk princes.

And to the west are the Cairo Wall, which was built by Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi. You are surrounded by a historical era that lights a way for you to go. On the other hands, roaming among its rich and sparkling decorations. At the same time, you are in front of this garden design inspired by historical Islamic gardens in Al Azhar Park.

A Glimpse Into The Captivating  Past  Can Be Found in Al Azhar Park!

Al Azhar Gardens

Al Azhar Gardens by David Berkowitz

Al Azhar Park is where to forget the feeling of the current time. You will feel as if you are in the heart of a historical movie about the historical Islamic eras, wandering with the rulers of Fatimids and Mamluks rulers & royal family members in the gardens. Or at least while your tour in Al Azhar Park, you feel that one of the historical Islamic rulers will appear in front of you. It is a normal feeling as a result of entering this great historical spot.

In the Andalusian style was the design of gardens. Shaded seating areas called ‘takbuush’, and covered roads called ‘bawaki’ take on the Fatimid style. The Persian style is also evident in the series of fountains scattered in the garden. And also the polychrome stonework that reflects Mamluk taste and the sunken parks and intersecting waterways. You will meet the synthesis of Islamic architectural styles clearly and magically.

Surrounding you are sycamore trees and jujube trees. And also there are Japanese trees. And also medicinal herbs that include laurel, chamomile, mint, lemongrass, coriander, thyme, and many varieties of roses.

Palm trees scatter your way on every side with waterfalls. A stream in the middle of the rocks, a lake, and orchards. You are in a dazzling paradise. You walk in complete amazement until you reach the top of the hill. At this spot, you are looking at Fatimid Cairo. How the greatness of this view, then!

What Else Will You Meet Inside Al Azhar Park

Al Azhar Park also includes a kid’s area, an amphitheater, and a children’s theater, and another area to represent many artifacts made from the remains of metal pieces to form beautiful artistic images of animals and birds.

You can also find in the middle of the garden site is a restaurant and a cafe on the top of the plateau, overlooking the lake. Its end is on the old Cairo wall, which was founded by Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi.

Other Info You Need To Know About This Magical Park

In 1984, the British of Pakistani origin, Prince Karim al-Husseini, nicknamed “the Aga Khan IV, visited Egypt to attend a special conference of the Aga Khan Development Foundation, which finances historical cities. And during this visit, the Aga Khan decided to make this privileged spot among the Islamic monuments A paradise that takes the Islamic style, and the result was this fantastic garden.

The establishment of Al-Azhar Park was in 1984 on an area of ​​30 hectares.

Related FAQ

Who built Azhar park?

In truth, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, a part of the Aga Khan Development Network, built the park through its Historic Cities Support Program. The park's construction cost about $30 million USD, and Aga Khan IV, a descendant of Cairo's Fatimid Caliphs, donated the money to the city as a gift.

How big is Al Azhar Park?

In fact, Al-Azhar Park on Al-Darassa, which covers 30 hectares, was established in 2005 by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's Historic Cities Programme to serve as the city's largest designed green space and as a "green lung."

Who designed Al Azhar Park?

In order to help Sites International, the project's master planner and landscape architect, address the many special issues it posed, Sasaki was hired in 1994. More than two million people visit Al Azhar Park annually now thanks to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's (AKTC) 2005 opening.

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