MASQ Cairo – Cultural center

arts&culture
Art & culture
music
Music
theater
Theaters

"MASQ" near Islamic Cairo is the place that used to be used as an entertainment place for the Sultan. Now it's reused for entertaining the people!

Maqad of Sultan Qaitbai, or MASQ, near Islamic Cairo, the place that used to be used as an entertainment place for the Sultan, is now reused for entertaining the people of the city with some musical events and cultural ones.

The 500-year-old building is standing out there looking for visitors and more people to fascinate them with its magnificent Mamluk dome, the art among the neighborhood, and the height of its interior hall, so I just felt like I’m the sultan once I walked inside.

It was some kind of adventure reaching the Maqad. First I went inside the tiny streets with my car, which is something I wouldn't recommend if you’re a foreigner! But after going around trying to reach the place, I got a good parking place. A bit dark but it was fine. A man with a shoma “wooden stick” protecting the area led me to the stairs where I found my mind went wild imagining myself in the 1400s as one of Sultan’s men taking a message to him. What an imagination, huh!  

You can find all events on their Facebook page, and all the details you need to know about fees or reservation (if any), as most of the events are open to the public, so you just need to know when.

About this spot

El-Soultan Ahmed

Sat - Thu 09:00 - 21:00

LE

no-price

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in Cairo

Picasso Art Gallery – The beauty of arts

"Picasso Art Gallery" in Cairo displays art by Egyptian artists from different generations. I find art is a great way to discover a country and its people.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Olfat

Al-Qadi

Oldish – Egyptian taste

"Oldish" is an Egyptian/Middle-Eastern restaurant in Cairo. I love their decoration and their tajine dishes! You can even go study there, it's so versatile

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Olfat

Al-Qadi

Ralph's German Bakery – Baked Bavarian goodies

"Ralph's German Bakery" in Maadi, Cairo, make the best cup of coffee in town. I always get the Laugen cheese & Laugen rolle. A single bite is all it takes.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Rym

Abduljalil

Ezz Elmnofy – Classic Egyptian street food

"Ezz Elmnofy" in Cairo is the place to go if you're looking for quality street food. I especially love their sandwiches - they're not easy to get right!

snacks
Snacks

By

Farah

Safwat

The Bakery Shop – Always fresh croissants

"The Bakery Shop" in Cairo makes my favorite stuffed croissants ever. It has become a part of my daily menu and I'm trying to try everything on the menu!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Farah

Safwat

Aisha Fahmy Palace – Ancient palace

"Aisha Fahmy Palace" is a beautiful historic gem in Cairo that nowadays hosts mainly art exhibitions like textiles and fine art paintings...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Olfat

Al-Qadi

Hana Korean Barbecue – Kimchi in Cairo

Do you like or miss Korean food? "Hana Korean Barbecue" will scratch that itch for you... I have been a loyal customer since being introduced to it!

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Rym

Abduljalil

Il Pennello Maadi – A place that is fun friendly

"Il Pennello Maadi" in Cairo is an Italian restaurant where you can also paint clay mugs and other shapes. I love their bruschetta and pasta options...

arts&culture
Art & culture
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Rym

Abduljalil

Alku5 – Jungle atmosphere

"Alku5" in Cairo is like a gate to another world. It's a cafe with four different rooms and each room has a completely different style...

arts&culture
Art & culture
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Olfat

Al-Qadi

Room Art Space – Chillin’ nights

"Room Art Space" in Cairo is without equal across the city when it comes to live music, standup comedy, board game & karaoke nights.

arts&culture
Art & culture
music
Music
theater
Theaters

By

Mohamed

Khaled

Christo Restaurant – Panorama of the Pyramids

"Christo Restaurant" in Cairo (est. 1930) has great seafood some of the best views of the Pyramids. I like their grilled shrimp, mullet and Egyptian onion

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Ahmed

Khodeer

Farahat Restaurant – Stuffed pigeons

"Farahat Restaurant" in Cairo makes shish kebab, kofta and stuffed pigeons! You can try them with liver, rice of grits. The best stuffed pigeons in Egypt.

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Ahmed

Khodeer

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in Cairo

Get to know our Spotters from Cairo

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.

By creating a new account you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.