Mausoleums in Cairo



Besides having the most ancient tombs in the world, Cairo hold a big collection of Tombs and Mausoleums of Kings, Sultans, and Princes of all Islamic periods of its history. Fatimide, Ayyubid, Mamelouk and Otoman Mausoleums are scattered in the old city claiming the excellence and uniqueness of its style and art.





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Khanqah and Mausoleum of Emir Qawsun

Khanqah and Mausoleum of Emir Qawsun

The Khanqah and Mausoleum of Emir Qawsun lies in El Qaderya Street off El Sayyida Eisha square. It was erected by Emir Qawsun who was the husband of the daughter of Sultan El Nasir Muhammed. He played

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Khanqah and Tomb of Shahin El Khalawaty

Khanqah and Tomb of Shahin El Khalawaty

Shahin El Khalawaty Khanqah and Tomb lies in El-Sayyida Eisha Square nearby the mosque of El Lulua. It was established by Shahin El Khalawaty who was one of Sultan Qaytbay's Mamluks. He went to the Ta

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Maqaad of Emir Mamay El-Sayfi

Maqaad of Emir Mamay El-Sayfi

The Maqaad of Mamay El-Sayfy situates in Maydan Bait El-Qadi next to the remains of another palace that date back to the Mamluk period also. This Maqaad or hall is the only remaining part of a buildin

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Mausoleum of Abdullah El-Dakrury

Mausoleum of Abdullah El-Dakrury

The Mausoleum of Abdullah El-Dakrury locates in El-Imam El-Shafey Street. It was erected by an ordinary man called Abdullah El-Dakrury who was working at the beginning of his life as a cooker and afte

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Mausoleum of Emir Qurqumas

Mausoleum of Emir Qurqumas

The Tomb of Qurqumas locates in the area of the Eastern Mamluk Necropolis. This mausoleum was mainly standing next to the entrance of the Mosque of El-Hakim in the main street and during the renovatio

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Mausoleum of Imam El-Shafey

Mausoleum of Imam El-Shafey

The Mausoleum of Imam El-Shafey lies 600 meters away from a square that carries his name, on the right side of the façade of El-Imam El-Shafey Mosque. The tomb of Sayyid Muhammad Abd El-Hakam and the

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Mausoleum of Shayk Suud El-Rifai

Mausoleum of Shayk Suud El-Rifai

The Tomb of Shaykh Suud El-Rifai lies on the left side of Suq El-Selah Street in El Darb El Ahmar District. It stands opposite to the House-Waqf of Mustafa Sinan and dates back to the Early Ottoman Pe

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Mausoleum of Yunus El-Dewedar

Mausoleum of Yunus El-Dewedar

The Mausoleum of Yunus El-Dewedar lies in Maydan El-Qalaa or the Citadel Square close to the Hod of Shaykhu . It was established by Yunus El-Dewedar who worked as Executive Secretary or Royal Messenge

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Qubat Safi El Din

Qubat Safi El Din

Qubet Safy El Din or the dome of Safy El Din is one of the remarkable domes in Cairo. It is admired for the finely carved stalactites in its lower part and the gilded Quran inscriptions over its trans

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Qubbat Mabad El-Rifaey

Qubbat Mabad El-Rifaey

The Zawiya or Mabbad of El-Rifaey locates in the El-Sultan Ahmed Street next to the Tomb of the Seven Maidens or El-Saba Banat. There is no clear evidence indicating the real owner of this building bu

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The Cenotaph of Khadiga in Cairo

The Cenotaph of Khadiga in Cairo

The Cenotaph of Khadiga locates in El-Khalifa Street opposite to the tomb of the Abbasid Caliphs. The tomb stands as a white marble cenotaph that dates back to the 10th century. The most illuminating

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The Mashhad of Yahya El-Shabihi

The Mashhad of Yahya El-Shabihi

The Mashhad or Cemetery of Yahya El-Shabihy lies in El-Imam Elleithy Street few meters away from the tomb of his sister Umm Kulthum. Behind this Mashhad one can see the ruins of the Tomb of Qasim El

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The Mausoleum of Abu Al Yussufayn

The Mausoleum of Abu Al Yussufayn

The Mausoleum of Abu El-Yusufayn lies in Suq El-Selah Street 30 meters from the place where Suq El-Selah Street joins Sharia El-Tebbana. It was established by Abu El-Yusufayn in the Mamluk period. The

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The Mausoleum of Ahmed El-Qazid

The Mausoleum of Ahmed El-Qazid

The Mausoleum of Ahmed El Qazid locates in Bab El-Nasr Street few meters away from the Wikala of Sultan Qaytbay . The mausoleum encloses the centotaph of one of the religious figures in the Mamluk per

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The Mausoleum of Ragab El-Shirazi

The Mausoleum of Ragab El-Shirazi

The Mausoleum of Ragab El-Shirazi locates in Salah El Din Square nearby the Citadel . It stands above a hill in that area and adjacent to a mosque that date back to the Mamluk period also. It was cons

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The Mausoleum of the Ikhwat Yusuf

The Mausoleum of the Ikhwat Yusuf

Mausoleum of the Ikhwat Yusuf lies in Sidi Galal Street in El-Sayyida Eisha Square. The tomb was built in the Fatimid period commemorating the death of Ikhwat Yusuf or the brothers of Joseph as it is

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The Tomb of Ali Badr El-Din El-Qarafi

The Tomb of Ali Badr El-Din El-Qarafi

The tomb of Ali Badr El Din El-Qarafi lies in Sidi Gala Street nearby the Mausoleum of Emir Qawsun . It was built in the Bahri Mamluk period on the hands of Sultan El Naser Mohamed Ibn Qalawun. This t

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The Tomb of Emir Gani Bak

The Tomb of Emir Gani Bak

The Tomb of Gani Beck lies in Qobet El-Ashraf Street 100 meters away from Sultan Farag Complex in the Northern Cemetery. This mausoleum was established by Sultan Barsbay for the burial of the Emir 16

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The Tomb of El-Hasawati

The Tomb of El-Hasawati

The tomb of El-Hasawaty lies in Darb El-Bast near by El-Imam El-Shafey Square. It was constructed by El-Hasawaty in the reign of Sultan El-Hafiz Ledeen Allah, but there is no available information a

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The Tomb of Emir Tashtimur

The Tomb of Emir Tashtimur

The Tomb of Tashtimur is about 150 meters downward the side street of El-Daramally few meters away from the entrance of Sultan Qaytbay Complex . It was established by Emir Tashtimur who was known as

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The Tomb of Emir Guzal

The Tomb of Emir Guzal

The Tomb of Guzal lies in the area of the Eastern Mamluk Necropolis 120 meters away from the corner of El-Sultan Ahmed Street. This tomb was established by Emir Guzal at the same time of the construct

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The Tomb of Khwand Urdutakin

The Tomb of Khwand Urdutakin

The Tomb of Khwand Urdutakin lies in the area of Mamluk cemetery or Qarafet El-Mamalik El-Sharkiya. It was constructed by Sultan El-Ashraf Abu El-Nasr Qaytbay to his wife Khwand Urdutakin. After the d

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The Tomb of Princess Tulbay El Nasserya

The Tomb of Princess Tulbay El Nasserya

The Tomb of Princess Tulbeya locates in El-Sultan Ahmed Street next to the Tomb of Umm Anuk . This tomb belongs to Princess Tulbeya and some historians say that she was one of the wives of Sultan El-N

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The Tomb of Shagarat El-Durr

The Tomb of Shagarat El-Durr

The tomb of Shagarat El-Durr lies 100 meters away from El-Seyufia Street. It was established by Shagarat El-Durr who was the wife of the last Ayyubid Sultan El-Saleh Ayyub . She ruled Egypt for a shor

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The Tomb of Umm Anuk (Princess Tughay)

The Tomb of Umm Anuk (Princess Tughay)

The Tomb of Umm Anuk locates in the intersection of El-Sultan Ahmed Street with one of the side street next to the Tomb of Guzal and it can be obviously seen from Salah Salem Street. This mausoleum

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The Tomb of Umm Kulthum

The Tomb of Umm Kulthum

The Tomb of Umm Kulthum situates in El-Imam Elleithy Street few meters away from Yehia El-Shabihy Mausoleum in El-Imam El-Shafey Street. It is the tomb of Umm Kulthum Bint Ali who was one of the ninth

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The Tombs of Nasrallah and Azrumuk

The Tombs of Nasrallah and Azrumuk

The Tomb of Nasrallah and the Tomb of Azrumuk locate in the Eastern Mamluk Necropolis about 90 meters away from the corner of El-Sultan Ahmed Street. Nasrallah was one of the prominent Mamluks in the

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Tomb of El-Sawabi

Tomb of El-Sawabi

The tomb of El-Sawabi lies in El-Sayyida Eisha square close to the Tomb of Sudun . It was erected in the Bahri Mamluk period by El-Sawabi who was one of Sultan El-Nasir Muhammad Ibn Qlawun's retainers

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Tomb of Hasan Sadaqa

Tomb of Hasan Sadaqa

The Tomb of Hassan Sadaqa locates in El Helmeia St, off El Seyufia extension. This tomb is a part of a complete complex that consists of a Madrasa and Mausoleum. This complex was constructed in (1315-

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Tomb of Sudun

Tomb of Sudun

The tomb of Emir Sudun lies in the cemetery of the Sayyeda Eisha area. The tomb was constructed by Emir Sudun who was Emir Majlis at the time of Sultan El-Ghuri. He was famous for his bravery and his

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Tomb of Shaykh Sinan

Tomb of Shaykh Sinan

The Tomb of Shaykh Sinan stands in one of the corners of Darb Qormoz Street, few meters away from Qasr Bashtak . There is no enough information about the owner of this tomb except for the fact that he

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Tomb of the Abbasid Caliphs

Tomb of the Abbasid Caliphs

The Tomb of Abbasid Caliphs lies next to the Mosque of Sayyida Nafisa in El Khalifa Street. It was erected by the Abbasid caliph's Ambassador in Egypt Abu Nadia in 1242. The Mamluk sultan Baybars El-B

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