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Address: Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo 11511, Egypt

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What a lovely place to visit

I visited Bayt Al-Suhaymi and enjoyed every single minute there. I walked from Khan Al-Khalili all the way to the house and enjoyed the historical area in the middle. We looked at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nahed A
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Bayt Al-Suhaymi and enjoyed every single minute there. I walked from Khan Al-Khalili all the way to the house and enjoyed the historical area in the middle. We looked at all the rooms, levels but sadly some of the suites were closed for renovation. Take your time to go around the place and get a guide to explain... More 

Thank Nahed A
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

it was really nice to see how people's homes used to look like in the past and how they used to live , it is wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

enjoy the old history place in egypt and get in the know , you will feel defferint and exited by visiting historical places .

Thank Heba Z
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The most relaxing spot in the busy streets of old Cairo. Once you get inside you'll forget whatever traffic/people outside of its walls. I love it there!

Thank Habeeba
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

this house still has loads of beauty and is worth seeing. It is dusty and time has taken its toll, but still a good example of Islamic architecture.

Thank Ashraf M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

One of the finest examples of historical Islamic houses. The house is situated in a small alley near Muiz street, the house is famous for its wooden balconies (Mashrabiya). Many classical rooms with arabic calligraphy and wooden panels. Must visit if you are interested in Arabic and Islamic architecture. Occasionally the house hosts some classical Egyptian music concerts.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Old house full of character and memories like something straight out of 1001 nights! We were lucky to go there with an Egyptian tour guide who told us all the history of the building.

Thank Subrella
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Worth visiting as an example of houses of rich people in Islamic Cairo. The house has been restored and is open to tourists. It gives a good idea of the lifestyle at that time. The most impressive room in the house is the Haramlek, and the house keeper usually keep it closed to protect the ancient ceramic collection. They only... More 

2 Thank Hatem R
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

While having a walk in Sharia or street of Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, one of the oldest venues in the world, take a short visit to Bayt Al-Suhaymi or House of Al-Suhaymi in old Cairo, it is a model for old style Arabian houses, they used to have the garden inside the house for privacy sake & windows allows u... More 

4 Thank RFaroukEGY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

i really enjoy going trough the house its facinating i like the ancient culture of this house and saw how the sultan's lived

2 Thank annie w

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