Bayt Al-Suhaymi, Cairo

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Bayt Al-Suhaymi is an old Ottoman era house museum in Cairo, Egypt. It was originally built in 1648 by Abdel Wahab el Tablawy along the Darb al-Asfar, a very prestigious and expensive part of Medieval Cairo. In 1796 it was purchased by Sheikh Ahmed as-Suhaymi whose family held it for several subsequent generations. The Sheikh greatly extended the house from its original through incorporating neighbouring houses into its structure.
The house is built around a sahn in the centre of which there is a small garden with plants and palm trees. From here several of the fine mashrabiya windows in the house can be seen. Today the house is a museum which foreign visitors can tour for 35 Egyptian pounds . Much of the marble floor work, wooden furniture, and ceiling decor is still intact.
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  • While the house is certainly well maintained and preserved, I was not that impressed with the attraction itself. I mean it is not that highly rated or a must-see, you can finish your "tour" in less th...  more »
  • Very beautiful, traditional merchant's house from the 17th/18th century with secluded courtyard. Relatively cool on a hot day. Includes superb examples of 'mashrabiya' - wooden window screens, tiles, ...  more »
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