Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), Cairo

4.6
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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Tour a well-preserved 17th-century complex and see a vast collection of carpets, furniture, and curiosities at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), a set of two houses exhibiting a variety of artifacts collected by a British doctor and amateur orientalist. Take a walk in the inner courtyard and admire carved arches and lattices, and tour the thematic rooms with ceramics, portraits, chests, and a wide array of 19th-century furniture. Highlights include the Mohamed Ali Room, a Persian room, a Byzantine room, an ancient Egyptian room, and a Damascus room with elaborate baldachins. Don't miss the secret chamber of Makhba and the harem room. Take a look at our Cairo trip itinerary builder website to schedule your visit to Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This place is a jewel in a land of many fascinating sites. I had never heard of it but it was a spectacular take in, the collection of art and furniture was really beautiful but the building itself....  more »
  • Right next door to the Ibn Tulun Mosque. It can be a bit hard to find by just mentioning the museum, but if you ask for the mosque you will end up in the right place without too much discussion. We.....  more »
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  • One of my favourite places in Cairo, such a hidden gem! It is an oasis of serenity in this megalopolis chaos! Apparently the guided visit is short, so DYI ! I love the architecture, the artifacts, the garden and the book/gifts shop. The " tales of the kritlia" book is great! The house had been associated to some interesting fairy tales:)
  • Very cool museum. Something off the trail of the ancient... and into the modern age of Egypt. Which is arguably more interesting.
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