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EXCURSION: ARCE Walk around the Area of ?Bayn al-Qasrayn?

EXCURSION: ARCE Walk around the Area of ?Bayn al-Qasrayn?

EXCURSION: ARCE Walk around the Area of ?Bayn al-Qasrayn?

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Time: Meet at ARCE; bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. sharp

Explore the Area of "Bayn al-Qasrayn," the richest area of Historic Cairo with Tarek Swelim (Ph.D., Harvard,


Drive to the Khan al-Khalili Area; Walk through the Khan to the famous Shari' al-Mu'izz to the Bayn al-Qasrayn Area. Visit the most prestigious buildings of Islamic Cairo, including:

  • The Madrasa of Salih Nagm al-Din Ayyub
  • The Complex of Sultan Qala'un--newly restored and might be visited
  • The Madrasa of Sultan al-Nasser Muhammad
  • The Khanqah of Sultan Barquq
  • The Sabil of Isma'il Pasha (son of Muhammad Ali)
  • Qasr Amir Bashtak exterior
  • The Sabil Kuttab of Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda
  • The Madrasa of Amir Mithqal
  • The Madrasa and Mausoleum of Tatar al-Higaziyya
  • The Maq'ad of Mamay al-Sayfi

Walk ends back at Khan al-Khalili at approximately 1:00 p.m. Bus will then return to ARCE.

Cost per person is LE90 for ARCE members, LE95 for non-members. Learn about becoming a member>>.

Please dress very conservatively, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Women should bring headscarves.

For more information and to sign up contact Mary Sadek in the Cairo Office by phone (20 2 2794 8239 or 20 2 2795 8683) or email.

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