Egypt - Azhar Park VNR - Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Aga Khan Development Network
 

Egypt: Virtual Tour of Al-Azhar Park

In 1984, His Highness the Aga Khan announced his decision to finance the creation of a park for the citizens of the Egyptian capital. The only central location which was of suitable scale was the derelict Darassa site, a 30-hectare (74-acre) mound of rubble adjacent to the Historic City.

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Al-Azhar Park Top of the Ayyubid Wall near the restored Darb Shoughlan School Community Centre Lake Side Café Cascade at the North End of Palm Promenade Geometric Garden Citadel View Restaurant (top floor) Citadel View Restaurant Lobby Lake Side Café Sunken Gardens Fountain at the South End of Palm Promenade Grove of Shade Trees Palm Promenade South Lookout Point Citadel View Restaurant Terrace
Available virtual tours:
A - Top of the Ayyubid Wall near the restored Darb Shoughlan School Community Centre
B - View of lake and Citadel
C - Cascade at the North End of Palm Promenade
D - View of formal geometric gardens and main spine
E - Citadel View Restaurant (top floor)
F - Citadel View Restaurant Lobby
G - North Lookout Point
H - Lake Side Café
I - Sunken Gardens
J - Fountain at the South End of Palm Promenade
K - Grove of Shade Trees
L - Palm Promenade
M - South Lookout Point
N - Citadel View Restaurant Terrace
O - Front Entrance of Citadel Restaurant