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About the Prince Bashtak Palace

Prince Bashtak Palace Cairo Al-Moez has many luxurious ancient palaces, among them the Prince Bashtak Palace located in the Al-Nahhasin area on Al-Moez Street. This palace was built by Prince Saif al-Din Bashtak al-Nasiri, in the year 740 AH - 1339 AD, explore it during our Egypt tours.

It was owned by Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, who bought it after the slave trader recommended the purchase of a slave who looked like Abu Saeed Bahadur Khan, the king of the Tatars.

This made him respected by Al-Nasser Qalawun, so he married his daughter to him, and he also assumed the position of Jamdar (responsible for Sultan’s clothes), so we find Rank Bagga (symbol) over his facilities, and the competition was intense between him and Prince Qusun the cupbearer, and ended with his arrest and killing in prison in 742 AH. You can enjoy the history of the previous kings through our guided Egypt travel packages.

History of Prince Bashtak Palace

The palace was inhabited in the past by Prince Badr al-Din Baktash, and later on, it was bought by Prince Bashtak from the heirs, and Prince Bashtak added to the palace the spaces that surrounded it, and after completing From the building he hated it, so he sold it. The Al-Fajl Mosque is attached to the palace, and it has two entrances, one of which overlooks Al-Moez Street, and the second overlooks Darb Qurmuz. You can contact our team to add the palace to your Cairo day tours to know more about its history.

Design of the Prince Bashtak Palace

The palace consists of three floors, the ground floor includes a hall, stables, granaries, and servants' rooms, and the second floor includes a celebration hall. You can jour our Cairo half-day tours and see them yourself.

The bedrooms, while the third floor was allocated to the harem, but it was demolished, and the main hall of the palace is preceded by an exposed roof on its left, a room leading to the main hall, its ceiling is the wooden containing decoration of wooden pieces, and in the middle, there is a marble fountain It is used to moisten the air with its flying water spray while the prince and his visitors sit. And perpendicular to the main hall is four iwans. It's the most beautiful and luxurious palace you can see during your Egypt luxury tours.

The two side iwans were used to establish an upper level with a row of small arches covered with lath wood to be used as singers for the women to sit behind them to be able to watch the ceremonies held in the hall without anyone seeing them. The hall overlooks the street with mashrabiyas for ventilation and lighting, you will enjoy it and can take a lot of pics during your Egypt day tours. The wooden panels are hollow adjacent to each other and decorated with two ways of coloring and gilding.

The Three facades of the Palace

The palace has three facades, the first, which is the vertical one, is located on the northwest side, overlooking Al-Moez Street, and it consists of three Floors with mashrabiyas, not in one straight line, but in two parts, one of which is recessed, and the other is prominent, and it has drawings It is highly geometric in beauty, as for the second façade, it is located in the northeastern side and overlooks the Crimson Trail, and it has a number of covered windows. With metal veils, it also includes a gate leading to the palace. Join our next Moez street tour and ask our guide to show you the palace and offer you more details about it.

And the third facade on the southwestern side of the palace overlooks the neighborhood of the judge’s house, but during Egypt classic tours, visitors to the palace must follow the current entrance after its development, and it is the entrance that is distinguished by A decorated wooden staircase leading to a wooden door bearing inscriptions about the founder of the palace and the date of its establishment.

How did the Ministry of Culture deal with the Palace?

Transforming Prince Bashtak's palace into a center for artistic creativity The Egyptian Ministry of Culture sought to benefit from these ancient palaces and houses in Cairo by turning them into artistic and cultural centers and arenas for creativity that seeks to raise artistic, intellectual, and cultural awareness among followers and those interested. In this context, the Palace of Prince Bashtak was allocated to be the seat of the House of Arab Singing as one of the artistic creativity centers affiliated with the Cultural Development Fund, based on the Minister of Culture’s decision No. 510 of 2009. Gather your friends in one of our Egypt small group tours and attend one of the best cultural events in Egypt.

An artistic vision has been developed for this center related to the activities of the Arab Singing House, aimed at presenting new singing voices and skilled musicians, with the aim of confronting the waves of declining singing, and preserving the history of Arab singing so that it is present in the minds of future generations. With skill and professionalism, they praise the treasures of Arabic music and complete the march of the giants of this art who enriched the Arab conscience with their works that are still characterized by depth and uniqueness.

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It is located in El Moez street, and you can visit it with other locations and attractions like Khan El Khalili and El Hussien mosque.


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