Museo Mevlevi

sights / Religious

Museo Mevlevi information

Cairo , Egypt
Address
Street Sharia Suyufiyya
Opening hours
8am-4pm
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Lonely Planet review

A little further down the street from the Amir Taz Palace, behind a green door with an Italian Institute sign, this museum is essentially a meticulously restored Ottoman-era theatre for whirling dervishes. Hidden behind stone facades, the beautiful wood structure feels like a little jewel box. Downstairs, see the remains of the madrassa that forms the building’s foundation; the thorough notes are a rare model of thoughtful excavation.