Bab Zuweila
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Bab Zuweila

Bab Zuweila Built in the 11th century, beautiful Bab Zuweila was an execution site during Mamluk times, it is considered as Part of the original Fatimid fortifications, Bab Zuweila is a massive gate surmounted on either side by the minarets of the Al-Muayyad Mosque, it was one of three main portals to the city.

Bab Zuweila sometimes called Al-Mitwalli, it was named as Zuweila by a Berber tribe whose Fatimid soldiers were quartered nearby, The gate has two beautifully adorned minarets belonging to the nearby Al-Mu’ayyad mosque, which are open to visitors. Once you ascend the steep steps, your eyes will lay on one of the best views to the end of Old Cairo. The gate also shares a wall with the mosque, It is a must-see sight in Islamic Cairo.

Visitors may climb the ramparts, where some intriguing exhibits about the gate’s history are in place, such as The two minarets atop the gate, it is also open to visitors, and offering one of the best available views of the area In Mamluk times, the space in front of the gate was the site of executions

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