"Sabil/Kuttab of Katkhuda" Sabil of Muhammed Ali Pasha Tip by June.b

Sabil of Muhammed Ali Pasha, Cairo: 3 reviews and 12 photos

One of the most striking building that you won't miss when walking along Muizz Street in the old Islamic Cairo situated right at a V-shape intersection that split the street into 2.

Well, I thought it was just a simple old building with shops when indeed it's a remarkable structure with so much story and significance.

This sabil/kuttab (Public drinking fountain slash Islamic school that teaches Qur'an for boys) was built by Abd al Rahman Katkhuda, a pioneer Egyptian architect considered one of the most intelligent architects of his time. Some architects describe it as "The treasure of Ottoman architecture".

The sabil/kuttab is a marriage of mamluk and ottoman architure infused with Islamic elements.

If you're doing the Islamic walking tour along Muizz Street, don't ya worry, you'll never miss this building.

Go onto the next stop on our walking tour.....click on the next tip.

Address: Muizz Street, old Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Directions: Between Khan el Khalil & Bab Ftouh..

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  • Updated Jun 30, 2011
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