"Mausoleum complex of Quaitbey" Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaytbay Mosque and Mausoleum Tip by TheLongTone


The southernmost of the great funerary complexes in the Northern Cemetary, this is a relativly compact structure- there's no enclosed courtyard and it's most remarkable feature is it's pair of exquisite carved stone domes, featuring a complex geometry of interlaced hexagons graduating to pentagons entwined by sinuous arabesques.

The interiors are no letdown either, beautifully proportined and richly decorated without being overpowering.

Address: Cairo, El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo Governorate
Directions: Near Branshed from Al Soultan Ahmed

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  • Updated Feb 6, 2010
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