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  • 05 16, 2023

Facts about Sabil Qitas

It was built by Prince Qaytas Bey in the year 1630 AD (1040 AH) and is topped by a book. It is attached to a house adjacent to it from the northeastern side.The Qaytas sabil was mentioned by Jomar as the sabil of Baybars, and it was known by this name due to its proximity to the Khanqah of Baybars al-Jashnikir. The sabil consists of a rectangular drainage chamber with two windows for the drainage of drinking water, one of which is the larger one overlooking Al-Gamaleya Street. Let's go on a unique Egypt tours to discover the secrets of these places.

Experience the architecture of the Sabil Aitas during our Egypt day tours, The second window is located in a small side façade overlooking the same street. The architect that you will discover during your Egypt travel packages who designed the sabil took advantage of the protrusion of its façade by about one and a half meters from Bab al-Darb al-Asfar, which is located on the sabil at its head, to form a second façade for the sabil. You can check our Cairo day tours to take advantage of your appearance in Cairo, you can also book our day tour Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Musume.

On the ground floor, he opened a window to drain drinking water that the view will inspire you during Egypt Luxury tours, and on the upper floor, which is the book, he opened it and crowned it with an arch. The ceiling of the sabil is made of flat wood, resting on five barrels. Its geometric and floral motifs are colored and are still in good condition. These reasons make Sabil Qitas a must visit during Egypt Classic tours.

Directly under the ceiling is a skirting board made of wood with a founding inscription text in Naskh script. The text reads: “In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Compassionate. The sabil is currently located on Al-Gamaleya Street at the head of the Al-Darb Al-Asfar neighborhood, adjacent to the Khanaqah of Baybars Al-Jashnikir. What do you think about taking a day Felucca ride in the Nile in Cairo after finishing your journey?.

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You can visit it during our day tours at Old Cairo when you visit The Islamic and Coptic Cairo.

Sabil Qitas is situated in the historic district of Islamic Cairo, specifically in the area known as Bayn al-Qasrayn (Between the Two Palaces), near the famous Al-Azhar Mosque and Khan El Khalili bazaar.

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