Cairo Sights


Madrasa and Mausoleum of Taghribardi

Madrasa and Mausoleum of Taghribardi Review

This small but impressive complex was built in 1440 by the executive secretary to Sultan Jaqmaq. Fitting the standard minaret, entrance portal, sabil-kuttab, and dome into a single ensemble required a talented architect. Much of the top part of the building is an Ottoman reconstruction, including the final tier of the minaret. The work is clearly of a lower standard, demonstrating architecturally the demotion in Cairo's status from the capital of an empire to that of a province within an empire.

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  • Address: Saghri Wardi, Shar'a Saliba, The Citadel, Cairo
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: £E8
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Location: The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab

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