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Cairo Sights

Sednaoui

  • 3 Kazinder Sq.
  • Downtown
  • Store/Shop/Mall

Fodor's Review

A spectacular building modeled on a store in Paris, Sednaoui is on a back corner of Ezbekiyya near Ataba Square and is now largely forgotten by most Cairenes. It was built in 1913 as the main branch of a chain owned by a pair of Levantine brothers and has the sort of architectural flourishes rare in Cairo today: a large greenhouse atrium, a swirling central staircase, and two priceless copper elevators that are worth a quick ride. Sadly, since Egypt's department stores were nationalized in the early 1960s, the original owners have long since left and there is little of interest to buy.

Sight Information

Address:

3 Kazinder Sq., Cairo, Egypt

Phone:

02-590–3613

Sight Details:

  • Mon.–Sat. 10–8

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