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Address: Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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House of a rich merchant from 1648

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... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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309 reviews
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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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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

While having a walk in Sharia or street of Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, one of the oldest venues in the world, take a short visit to Bayt Al-Suhaymi or House of Al-Suhaymi in old Cairo, it is a model for old style Arabian houses, they used to have the garden inside the house for privacy sake & windows allows u... More 

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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

i really enjoy going trough the house its facinating i like the ancient culture of this house and saw how the sultan's lived

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2 Thank annie w
Cairo, Egypt
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

best example of Arabian houses with many levels and several rooms for the owner,harems and servants as well.it offers the privacy for women in the best stylish way.luxury can`t be missing with the beautiful central open area and fountain and furnishings..mashrabias and window design are parts of the house beauty.some changes of the new English owner and his possessions added... More 

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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

When u are in Egypt u have to go to this place,its worth it :) you will really like it ,,,its so nice to be there,,

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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I visited that place but didn't enjoy it very much. Maybe because I didn’t have a tour guide! That's why I highly recommend that you hire a guide or just go in a guided tour.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Great place to visit, you can take great photos there which can look as if you were living this old times . Not good for elder people, so many uncomfortable stairs.

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1 Thank rania m
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

must visit more than once each room tell a story :D something like a poet called "Bordet El Bosari " wrote on the walls of the house :) take a lot of picture ana enjoy the arabsque work there

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Berlin, Germany
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The house is located just off the Sharia Muizz Illah Lidin - which itself is probably the greatest "live museum" of Mamluk-Islamic architecture. It is well worth a visit - and a quiet place in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the surrounding Khan-el-Khalili Bazaar (or rather - its northerly outskirts). I can warmly recommend a visit -... More 

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Cairo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

There is a big price difference between entry fees for Egyptians and foreigners but this is an opportunity to freely explore a well-preserved Mamluk house reminiscent of Mahfouz novels. There are performances held there sometimes but the fun of running around the house is enough.

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