Egyptian Textile Museum
Madrassa & Mausoleum of Barquq
Barquq seized power in 1382, when Egypt was reeling from plague and famine; his Sufi school was completed four years later. Enter...
The part of Sharia al-Muizz just north of Khan al-Khalili’s gold district is known as Bein al-Qasreen, a reminder of the great palace...
Madrassa & Mausoleum of Qalaun
Built in just 13 months, the 1279 Madrassa & Mausoleum of Qalaun is both the earliest and the most splendid of the three buildings...
Khan el-Khalili Restaurant & Mahfouz Coffee Shop
The luxurious Moorish-style interiors of this restaurant and adjoining cafe are a popular haven from the khan’s bustle. The place may be...
Egyptian Textile Museum information
Lonely Planet review
The collection starts at the beginning, with Pharaonic diapers, and moves on through beautifully embroidered Coptic tunics and great embroidered qiswat (the panels that adorn the Kaaba in Mecca). It’s a small museum, but well worth a peek for anyone with an affinity for weaving and fabric.