Khanqah & Mausoleum of Sultan Beybars al-Gashankir
- N of Khan al-Khalili
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The Mamluk Khanqah & Mausoleum of Sultan Beybars al-Gashankir is distinguished by its stubby minaret, topped with a small ribbed dome. Built in 1310, this is one of the city's first khanqahs (Sufi monasteries). Thanks to a multipart 'baffled' entrance, it is serene inside. Beybars al-Gashankir is entombed in a room that shimmers with black-and-white marble panelling and light from stained-glass windows.
He ruled for only a year, then wound up strangled - his name was excised from the building façade by order of his successor.