Cairo Sights

Madrasa and Mausoleum of Taghribardi

  • Saghri Wardi, Shar'a Saliba
  • The Citadel
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 02/23/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Saghri Wardi, Shar'a Saliba, Cairo, Cairo, Egypt


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Sight Details:

  • £E8
  • Daily 9–4

Published 02/23/2016


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