El-Moez Le-Din Allah Street was the former main thoroughfare of pre-modern Cairo.
It is an eloquent witness to history, with various monuments spread along both of its sides. It is located near two historic gates to Old Cairo — Bab Fotouh and Bab Nasr — in El-Darb El-Asfar, the most ancient quarter in the capital.
El-Moez Street was also known for the copper industry, hence the name "Coppersmiths Street." To date, many coppersmith shops remain on the street.
Mosques line both sides of El-Moez Street.
All photos by Mai Shaheen