Wikala of Al-Ghouri
Mausoleum of Al-Ghouri
On the south side of Sharia al-Azhar, opposite the khan, two buildings loom over Sharia al-Muizz, together forming an exquisite monument...
Carpet & Clothes Market
The street between al-Ghouri’s mosque and the mausoleum, as well as the alleys just west and south, were historically the city’s silk...
Sharia al-Muizz li-Din Allah
Sharia al-Muizz, as it’s usually called, takes its name from the Fatimid caliph who conquered Cairo in AD 969. It is the former grand...
Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe
Egypt’s only Sufi dance troupe – more raucous and colourful than white-clad Turkish dervishes – puts on a mesmerising performance at the...
In an alley off Sharia Al-Azhar, this place is legendary for its pigeon, available stuffed or grilled. It doesn’t look like much – just...
Wikala of Al-Ghouri information
Another of the doomed sultan’s legacies lies 100m east of Sharia al-Muizz, halfway to Al-Azhar. Similar to the Wikala al-Bazara, north of Midan al-Hussein, but more sympathetically restored, this wikala’ s upper rooms are artists’ ateliers while the former stables are craft shops. The courtyard serves as a theatre for the free Sufi dance performances by Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe, which is a good time to see the interior, rather than pay the admission fee.