In fact,Qasr El Eyni Street or Asr Eleini Street by Egyptian pronunciation (Egyotian Araic: شارع قصر العينى ( Palace of Eleini Street) is one of the oldest streets in downtown Cairo, Egypt.


Asr Eleini (Egyptian for Palace of Eleini) owes its name to the nearby landmark of the same name, El Ayni’s Palace Hospital, which now hosts one of the oldest medical schools in the Middle East and Africa. The street has an outlet into Tahrir Square.

Location and history

Qasr El Eyni Street is located in downtown Cairo, running parallel to the Cairo Metro Line 1, spanning El Sayeda Zeinab, Saad Zaghloul and El Sadat stations along its length. The street runs NNE from the National Cancer Institute to Tahrir Square, a distance of 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles). Tahrir Square was built in the late 1860s, around the Khairy Pasha Palace, which later hosted the American University in Cairo’s campus, built in the 1920s.


Tahrir Square with the Mogamma building, Qasr El Eyni Street begins to the left.

In fact,the Metro’s Sadat Station serves Tahrir Square. Providing links to Giza, Helwan, Maadi, and other districts and suburbs of Greater Cairo. The area around Tahrir Square includes the Egyptian Museum, the Head of the Arab League building, the Mogamma government building, the original downtown campus of the American University in Cairo, the Nile Hotel, and hosted the National Democratic Party headquarters building.

Tahrir Square has been the site for numerous major protests and demonstrations. Including in March 2003 when people came out to protest the War in Iraq, and the 2011 Egyptian protest gatherings. Tahrir Square was originally called “Ismailia Square”, named after 19th-century ruler Khedive Ismail. But the name changed to Tahrir Square after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.

Parliament Building

In fact,the parliament building that houses Egypt’s legislative body, the House of Representatives. Is located on the Qasr El Einy Street. In 2008,the fire severely the building.

Egyptian Geographic Society.