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El Ghorya

These structures, which Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghuri erected on AL-Muizz  Street in the early 16th century, today serve as a memorial to an important period in Cairo’s history when the city’s architectural splendor equaled that of the major European capitals. Here I am. Al-Ghuri’s dominion came to an end when the Ottoman Empire routed the Egyptian Mamluk army in 1514, beginning a period of decline under Cairo’s dominance.
The Ghouriyya complex may be found near the start of the southern leg of Al-Muizz Street that leads to Bab Zuweila, which is south of Al-Azhar Street. The mausoleum that Al-Ghuri constructed for himself is located on the east side of the street.

A madrassa-style mosque with one of Cairo’s highest minarets is to the west. The largest dome in the city was formerly supported by its ceiling, but it kept collapsing and was eventually replaced by a straightforward flat wooden roof.
The facility was built to be a special multifunctional area. In addition to mosques and mausoleums, it also had sabils, which gave people access to free water, office buildings, covered markets, and other things. Although a portion of the original structure has been destroyed, the Wikila Algrui is still visible behind some contemporary structures.

The building has now been restored to provide artists with venues, living and exhibition spaces. Originally, he was one of Cairo’s hundreds of covered markets. Booths on the ground floor served as the traveling merchant’s shop, while the upper floors provided housing and storage.

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El Ghorya

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