- Views 1034
Al-Azhar Park is a public park located in Cairo, Egypt.
Among the various honors, this park has been included by the Project for Public Spaces between sixty best public spaces in the world. The park was created by the Historic Cities Support Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an entity of the Aga Aga Khan Development Network. The park, which cost iltre $ 30 million, was a gift to the city of Cairo by Karim Aga Khan IV, a descendant of the Fatimid Imam-Caliphs who founded the city in 969.
Al-Azhar Park in the winter
Inside the park there is a twelfth-century Ayyubid wall, a mosque of the fourteenth century, the complex Khayrbek of the thirteenth century and the school Darb Shoughlan.
The gardens of the park of al-Azhar University opened to the public in 2005, the gardens of al-Azhar are reminiscent of the ancient Islamic gardens, with the addition of traditional and modern elements. The central gardens with terraces, the emphatic use of fountains, Mamluk multicolored stonework, the irrigated gardens, waterways and Islamic geometry are integrated in a contemporary design. The site is supplied from a reservoir built on purpose.