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House of Sit Wasila

  • 05 16, 2023

The House of Sit Wasila is situated close to the House of El Harrawy on a side street that extends from El Shaykh Mohammed Abdu Street. The brothers Abd El Haq and Lotfy El Kenany built the home, according to some inscriptions on the Maqaad, in the late 17th century. It underwent renovations at the start of the twenty-first century. She was the last person to reside there, which is why the monument is known as the "House of Sit Wasila."

The mansion is located in the "Al-Azhar" region, one of historic Cairo's oldest neighborhoods. Directly behind it is the well-known "Al-Azhar Mosque." Other old homes nearby include "Beit ElHarrawy" and "Beit Zeinab Khatoon," among others.

Azhar Mosque

Azhar Mosque Photo

The home was constructed in 1646 by "Lotfy" and "Abdelhaq," the two sons of a prosperous Egyptian merchant, during the Ottoman era in Egypt. Then, until it reached "El-Sett Waseela," the house was passed down from one successor to the next. She was the final owner of the house and a servant to the family's last heir. As a result, it was known as "Beit El-Sett Waseela," or "The house of lady Waseela." Although there isn't much historical information about "Waseela" herself, we do know through local oral tradition that she was well regarded and admired by all the locals.

The home had been abandoned and was in a deplorable condition following the passing of "EL-Sett Waseela." A two-year rehabilitation procedure began about 2003. The restoration team relied primarily on architectural and archaeological data because they had very little written documentation on the property. The repair was not finally completed by the team until 2005.

The home was then transformed into "The House of Arabic Poetry" by the ministry of culture in 2010. The home served as a gathering place for poets to rekindle their craft. Since then, it has continued to host a variety of cultural and creative events.

Is it Dangerous to go to Egypt during spring?

If we were to analyze the Islamic architecture in Cairo, particularly the residential typology, it would be simple to identify the idea that drives the entire design process: "Privacy." The privacy of the residents—the women in particular—and their assurance that they won't be bothered by passersby on the street or guests at home was of utmost importance to the designer. Therefore, "Privacy" must always be referred to as the primary factor influencing the design process when discussing "Beit EL-Sett Waseela" architecture.

Egypt is a country with a long and rich history. There are many ancient sites and ruins to explore through Egypt travel packages, as well as modern cities and attractions. Cairo, the capital, is home to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and many other ancient monuments with our Cairo day tours.

Luxor, in southern Egypt, is home to the Valley of the Kings, where many of the Pharaohs were buried. Aswan, in the south, is home to the temple of Philae, which was built to honor the goddess Isis, you can visit it through our Luxor day tours.

if you want to visit  Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast which was once the largest city in the world and home to the famous Library of Alexandria. Today, it is a modern city with many museums, art galleries, and historical sites, you can book one of our trips to Alexandria shore excursions.

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You can visit many sites in Cairo like the Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, Old Cairo, etc...

In Aswan, you can visit Abu Simbel, the High Dam, The Philae Temple, The Unfinished Obelisk, etc...

In Luxor, you can visit The Vally of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Luxor and Karnak Temples 

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