I had personally wished for a long time to visit the El Darb El Ahmar neighborhood, perhaps because the name is attractive and mysterious at the same time.
Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Street starts from Al-Metwally Gate to Al-Tabbaneh Street. One of many common mistakes is that the reason behind the name could be the massacre of the castle, because of which blood flowed in the roads, so the road was given this name. The evidence for that is that the massacre of the Citadel, or the massacre of the Mamluks, a popular event in Egyptian history, orchestrated by Muhammad Ali Pasha to remove his enemies, the Mamluks, took place on March 1, 1811 AD. Whilst the name Al-Darb Al-Ahmar was mentioned in the books of historians prior to the history by centuries, including the sheikh of Egyptian historians, “Ahmed bin Ali Al-Maqrizi” called “Taqi Al-Din Al-Maqrizi”, he came to be and died in Cairo (1364-1442) when he talked about Al-Darb Al-Ahmar and mentioned this name before The massacre of the citadel is approximately 400 years old, and the version closest to the stark reality is that most of the buildings in this neighborhood were used in which red stones were used, which made the spot distinguished by this name.