“Khan el-Khalili” is one of the biggest local markets (“Suq”) in Cairo , and is considered to be one of the city’s main attractions. Built originally as a royal cemetery of the Fatimids, but after the “Black Death” plaque in the 14th Century, it was redesigend as a caravanserai, mostly for foreign merchants.
Today it is occupied mostly by Egyptian merchants, and geared towards tourists. It’s oldest coffeehouse dates to 1773.
|Khan el-Khalili on Wikipedia|
|Khan el-Khalili on Tripadvisor|
|Khan el-Khalili on Google Maps|
Points of Interest in the Area
|“el Moez” Street|
|Street of the Tentmakers|
|The Egyptian Museum|
A 360 Degrees photo in “Khan el-Khalili”
Map of “Khan el-Khalili” and the “Street of the Tentmakers”