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Mausoleum of Sultan Qaitbay, Cairo

Mausoleum of Sultan Qaitbay - Cairo, Egypt
Mausoleum of Sultan Qaitbay
East of Cairo, Foot of Moqattam Cliff, Cairo, EgyptMap
El Khalifa, City of the Dead
+20 2 285 4509
Neighborhood: Islamic Cairo
Overview

Mausoleum of Sultan Qaitbay was built between 1472-74. It contains the mausoleum and the madrasa named after Sultan Qaitbay. Located in the northern part of Qarafa, City of the Dead, it is famous for its architecture and intricate design work. This complex has nine buildings including the madrasa, mosque and mausoleum. The mosque is the most beautiful with intricate designs made on the dome. The mausoleum has the tomb of Qaitbay made in wood with inlay work done in ivory and other woods. It also has a wooden holder for The Koran and two stones on which, according to legend, The Prophet Mohammad stood on. Visitors are requested to dress appropriately while visiting mosques and mausoleums.

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