Prince Taz palace



Address:

27 al-Seyoufeya St., off Salbiya St.
Cairo,

Neighborhood:

Islamic Cairo

Strenuousness:

Easy

Description:

Prince Taz Palace was built in the heart of Islamic Cairo in the 14th Century by Seifuldin Abdullah Taz ben Katghaj, a Mamluk prince who was known for his bravery and his support of the sciences.

Over the centuries the Prince Taz palace fell into disrepair, and was even used as a storage site by the Ministry of Education. It was also badly affected by the large earthquake that hit Cairo during the early 90's. From 2001 to 2004 the Prince Taz palace was restored, and structures such as the courtyard, the rooms, the baths and the water system are now in good condition.

The main courtyard of the Prince Taz Palace is sometimes used to host concerts, especially during Ramadan.

The palace is kind of hard to find. If you head from Midan al-Qal'a - where the Sultan Hassan and al-Refa'i mosques are - down al-Salbiya Street towards Ibn Tulun Mosque, there's an alleyway on your right next to the Sabil (water fountain) of Umm Abbas. The Taz Palace is down here on the right.

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