Built at the same time as the northern gates (11th century), beautiful Bab Zuweila is the only remaining southern gate of medieval...
Mosque of Al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh
Built into the Fatimid walls between 1415 and 1421, the red-and-white-striped Mosque of Al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh was laid out on the site of...
Mosque of Qijmas al-Ishaqi
One of the best examples from this period is this 1481 mosque, at the north end of the street on the east side. Don’t be deceived by the...
Sharia al-Khayamiyya · interesting places nearby
Tentmakers Market information
The ‘Street of the Tentmakers’ is one of the remaining medieval speciality quarters – it takes its name from the artisans who produce the bright fabrics used for the ceremonial tents at wakes, weddings and feasts. They also make appliqué wall hangings and bedspreads, and print original patterns for tablecloths. The highest concentration of artisans is directly after Bab Zuweila, in the covered tentmakers market. About 800m south, Sharia al-Khayamiyya intersects Sharia Mohammed Ali; a left turn here will take you directly to the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan and to the Citadel.