A morning tour of Shubra, a district in Cairo, is an unusual way to spend a Friday morning. But for a group of young Egyptian professionals, it does raise the question, ‘why’? Taking advantage of a new event organized by Megawra, young Egyptian’s want to know their city and the organizers at Megawra have responded with a tour to Daher, Shubra and after the summer to Dokki.
What is there to see in Shubra? Plenty! We wandered for 5 hours. Of course, the organizers had done their research with plenty of information to impart at every stop: streets are lined with 19th and 20th century architectural gems, old churches, the Mamluk Khandazar mosque, schools and hospital, and remnants of the past such as photograph studio, knife-maker, and even a WWII bunker.
Below is a mosaic of a day in Shubra. (Pass the cursor over the photo for the caption.)
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