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#2 of 250 Places To Visit in Cairo
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Haret Al Darb al Asfar, Cairo, Egypt

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Bayt Al-Suhaymi , which means House of Suhaymi is an Ottoman era house museum in Cairo, Egypt. It is the finest examples of historical Islamic houses. It was originally built in 1648 by Abdel Wahab el Tablawy along the Darb al-Asfar, a very prestigious and expensive part of Medieval Cairo. However in 1796 it was purchased by Sheikh Ahmed as-Suhaym, which later underwent lot many modifications.The house is situated in a small alley near Muiz street, and is famous for its wooden balconies (Mashrabiya). Many classical rooms has Arabic calligraphy and wooden panels. Today the house is a museum which foreign visitors can tour.

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