Al Azhar Park
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 77%Green Travelers
- 77%Local Culture
- 72%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 72%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (23)
- Al Azhar ParkOct 23, 2013
There's basically no green space in Cairo that's not a private club--and in a way, this park is private too, because it charges admission. But it's less exclusive than other green spots, and it has a beautiful view across medieval Cairo. It's a great place to hang out and people-watch--families come here with picnics and kids hang out and flirt a bit. And for women, it's a rare spot to hang out without getting too much attention. Still, it does feel a little resort-like, with piped-in music and lots of fountains. But I'll take it. Oh, and the restaurant here is quite good and not insanely expensive.
- Al Azhar ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersFeb 05, 2014
If your looking for somewhere to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo, then Al-Azhar Park is the perfect place for you.
I came here after taking a tour of The Citadel. When I was ready to leave The Citadel there were various cab drivers that tried in vain to get me in one of their cars. I knew that Al-Ahzar park was an easy walk from there. It took about 20 minutes alongside a main road and most of it has a sidewalk. I recommend walking this if you want to save a few bucks and like a good walk anyway. The entrance to the park requires a small fee mainly to keep the riff raff out. I definitely helps because this must be the quietest place in Cairo. It has a very nice garden with lots of greenery and flowers to take in while having a nice stroll. As for the sights you can see the Citadel and Cairo in the other direction. There is also a restaurant in the middle of the park. Other than what seemed to be a wealthy Cairo family I was the only one there. The prices are steep for Cairo but about the same for what you would pay in the U.S. Heck I didn't care because the food and service was good and I could just take it easy after a few days in noisy Cairo.
- Al Azhar ParkJul 18, 2012
The park itself is very beautiful, and at only 5 LE per person, it's not expensive at all. Consider the fact it was once a trash heap and you'll be even more amazed at how awesome it is.
Negatives: on weekends it can be very crowded with groups of young Egyptian men, which spell death to my enjoyment as a foreign lady (in my humble opinion), and it can be hell to get out here in the traffic.
Prepare yourself for a long taxi ride and make sure he puts the meter on! While you're out here, see the citadel and take a picture of it at sunset.
- Al Azhar ParkJul 05, 2012
Otra de las contradicciones de el Cairo, lo que era un antiguo botadero de basuro ahora es un precioso parque con un agrable restaurant con una magnifca vista de la cuidad, ademas que esta al frente de la "cuidad de los muertos" que es nada menos que el antiguo cementerio de la guia en donde "vive" gente en medio de los mausoleos y tumbas!!
- Al Azhar ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Jul 05, 2012
One of a handful of the Cairo's green lungs affording excellent views across the Islamic side of the city. There's a token admission fee to pay, but well worth it for some respite from the heat and smog. There's a lakeside cafe at one end and the Citadel View Restaurant at the other. The park is open daily from 8am to sundown.
- Al Azhar ParkJul 04, 2012
Ah Al Azhar Park. This little gem tucked inside old Cairo is a beautiful green oasis in the middle of the sandy dessert that is Cairo. Located right near the Khan e Khalili market, this is a must see attraction in Cairo and an architectural delight.