Obet Al-Ghori Cairo

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Obet Al-Ghori – Historic gem

Cairo is a city full of a lot of interesting spots and historical places. Some of them are famous among travellers and some of them are not. One of the cultural spots I definitely love to visit is ‘Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex’. It’s a huge complex consisting of many historical buildings (a khanqah, a mausoleum, a sebil-kuttab, an obet alghori,  a mosque and a madrasa) and it’s located in the Fahhamin Quarter, on al Mu’izz li-Din Allah street.

One of those buildings is a spot called ‘Obet Al-Ghori’. It’s a hidden, underrated historic gem that’s being used for other purposes, like hosting a traditional spiritual performance called Tanoura which is Sufi singing and dancing. The skill & poise are unparalleled in the show. The peaceful atmosphere fills my soul when I watch this spectacular show among these ancient walls.

I enjoy the morning tour in these buildings in Sultan Al-Ghori complex, and then, at night, I give myself some moments of peace and healing in the spectacular Tanoora show.

Show every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday at 19:00 and make sure to get there early as seats are usually fully booked!

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Details about this spot



Wekalet El Ghoury- Mohamed Abdo street- Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo

Opening Times

Sat, Mon & Wed 19:30 | building 24 hours daily


Tanoora show: LE 85
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)