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Address: Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo, Egypt

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This house dating back to the Ottoman rule in Egypt was built in the mid seventeenth century and yet so well preserved. Amazing marble floors and unbelievable wood work! The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Amin A
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This house dating back to the Ottoman rule in Egypt was built in the mid seventeenth century and yet so well preserved. Amazing marble floors and unbelievable wood work! The design of the house is so different from houses today, which is because of the interesting difference in lifestyle. Beautiful peaceful haven taking you back centuries! Must see!

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Thank Amin A
Cairo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took a friend who was visiting Egypt for the first time and it was my first time too, and we really enjoyed it!! We went there on a Wednesday which is when they have their weekly dervish show with songs and oriental music. it was a wonderful experience sitting in the courtyard of the house and listening to the music... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I visited Bayt Al-Suhaymi and enjoyed every single minute there. I walked from Khan Al-Khalili all the way to the house and enjoyed the historical area in the middle. We looked at all the rooms, levels but sadly some of the suites were closed for renovation. Take your time to go around the place and get a guide to explain... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

it was really nice to see how people's homes used to look like in the past and how they used to live , it is wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

enjoy the old history place in egypt and get in the know , you will feel defferint and exited by visiting historical places .

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The most relaxing spot in the busy streets of old Cairo. Once you get inside you'll forget whatever traffic/people outside of its walls. I love it there!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

this house still has loads of beauty and is worth seeing. It is dusty and time has taken its toll, but still a good example of Islamic architecture.

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Thank Ashraf M
Cairo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

One of the finest examples of historical Islamic houses. The house is situated in a small alley near Muiz street, the house is famous for its wooden balconies (Mashrabiya). Many classical rooms with arabic calligraphy and wooden panels. Must visit if you are interested in Arabic and Islamic architecture. Occasionally the house hosts some classical Egyptian music concerts.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Old house full of character and memories like something straight out of 1001 nights! We were lucky to go there with an Egyptian tour guide who told us all the history of the building.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Worth visiting as an example of houses of rich people in Islamic Cairo. The house has been restored and is open to tourists. It gives a good idea of the lifestyle at that time. The most impressive room in the house is the Haramlek, and the house keeper usually keep it closed to protect the ancient ceramic collection. They only... More 

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