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.