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Beit Al Souhaymi, Cairo

Beit Al Souhaymi - Cairo, Egypt
Beit Al Souhaymi
Dahab Street, Cairo, EgyptMap
Around Bab el Futuh
+20 2 285 4509
Neighborhood: Islamic Cairo
Overview

Beit al Souhaymi was built in 1648 and is the former home of the 17th-century Sheik Al Azhar. You enter through the gate and into a square, a typical Islamic/Moorish architecture style, which has palm trees and grass. As you look up, you find yourself surrounded by the building structure and the rooms it contain. The intricate work on the walls and the mysteries it holds are all beautiful. The mucharabiehs here have been restored and were used by women to see what was happening outside. Another square at the rear of the house, has a well for home use.

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