Ledin Allah Al-Fatimid … The
oldest street in the world
Wandering Cairo is like visiting one-of-a-kind art
museum where you will come across the oldest street in the heart of the city
Al-Mo'ez street. Al-Mo'ez street was
established by the Fatimid Leader Al-Mo'ez Ledin Allah Al-Fatimi, and it is the
most magnificent and the main thoroughfare of Fatimid Cairo.
Al-Mo'ez Street location
Al-Mo'ez street situated at Al-Azhar area, downtown Cairo is a unique example of Islamic architecture reflecting
Islamic culture in Egypt, in addition to being a very
popular market for both Egyptian citizens and tourists. According to
archaeologists, it is the biggest open-air museum of Islamic monuments in the
Al-Mo'ez street dates back to the time
foundation in 969 by Al-Mo'ez Ledin Allah Al-Fatimi. The Street is also lined
with magnificent examples of Islamic architecture.
Al-Mo'ez Street, an Open-Air museum of
Al-Mo'ez Street is an open-air
museum that represents both old and modern Cairo. It has a unique
collection of historic Islamic architectures dating from the middle ages
started from the Fatimid era to the Mamluk era.
The street is home
to a variety of Medieval Islamic monuments that show the uniqueness, beauty and
greatness of the Islamic ornament and architecture which preserved its position
throughout centuries. Al-Mo'ez was named after the Fatimid Caliph Al-Mo'ez
Ledin Allah who sent his military commander Jawhar al-Siqilli, to conquer Egypt
in 358 AH- 969 AD.