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  Sabil-Kuttab of Tusun Pasha (Dec 07)
by MM212

Yet another charitable fountain and reading school in Cairo, this one was built in 1820 in honour of Tusun Pasha, son of Muhammad Ali. Tusun died in 1816 of the plague in Arabia during his father's expedition to suppress the Wahhabis of Nejd. Much like other similar complexes of the period, the Sabil-Kuttab of Tusun Pasha was built in an exuberant Ottoman Baroque style combining European and Islamic elements. It is located on the short commercial street between Bab Zuweila and el-Ghouri Complex, along the bend in the street. The Sabil-Kuttab of Tusun Pasha particularly resembles that of Ismail Pasha, built 8 years later, further north on Bein el-Qasrein passage.

Address: Between Bab Zuweila and el-Ghouri Complex
Directions: Located throughout the City

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 23, 2016
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