Cairo

Relax in the gardens of Al-Azhar park

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Al-Azhar Park is a public park situated in Al-Darassa, Cairo. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) opened the park in 2005. It is one of the World’s Sixteenth great public spaces by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). This park was created by the Historic Cities Support Programme (HCSP) of the Agha Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). In 1984, Agha Khan IV visited the Cairo for a conference. Al- Darassa hill was visible from his hotel balcony and he decided to gift the city to his ancestors. It costs USD $30 million to develop the park by Aga Khan. A mountain of garbage was transformed into a beautiful greenery space. This Park is a significant place to tourists because it is a hilly site surrounded by the important historic districts of Islamic Cairo. The area of the park is 74 acre and it consists of largest green space.This space includes children play area, museum, hilltop restaurant, walkway and lakeside cafe. The Park houses numerous varieties of Egyptian plants which attracts the hearts of the visitors. This is a nice place to wander in the streets of the natural beauty.

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How to Reach:
By Metro: The nearest metro station is El-Abaseya. From there it will take 8 minute to reach our destination through Salah Salem Street.
By Bus: Take the bus number 400 from Cairo which takes 9 minutes to reach the park.

Tickets: The ticket costs EGP 5 or EGP 7 during the weekends.

Timings: Opens from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm every day.

Address: Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem St, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governate, Egypt.

Contact Number: + 20 2510 7338."

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