Khan el-Khalili, Cairo: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

About Khan el-Khalili

Founded in the 14th century, the Khan el-Khalili is one of the most iconic places to visit in Cairo. There is a labyrinth of alleyways that interconnect to form a lively bazaar. Here, you get to experience medieval Cairo, and as such, the cultural and financial importance of this market is undeniable.

Visit the tiny shops to purchase authentic Egyptian products. It is also the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs like silverware, incense, ancient Pharaoh, etc. Don’t forget to taste the delicacies of the El-Fishawy café or the El-lord café. If you are lucky, you can also witness the Sufi celebrations with litany performances and carnivals. 

Location: Off Al-Azhar Street, Islamic Cairo District

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
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