Sabil Kuttab Abdel Rahman Katkhuda Egypt tours, prices, booking
Sabil Kuttab Abdel Rahman Katkhuda located in Al Mu’iz Street in Cairo. It is in its second part. In fact, it starts with Al Azhar Street and ending at Bab Al Futuh at the other side. The building has a rather weird structure from outside. In fact, it located in the middle of the street dividing the street afterwards into two lanes. Moreover, the right one leads at the end to the back of Al Aqmar mosque. The other one continues till the end of the street at the Bab Al Futuh. Furthermore, the builder of the site is the Prince Abdel Rahman Katkhuda. He was the most talented architecture of his time.
His Sabil Kuttab is the best concrete evidence of his talent. It known that he restored around thirty monuments in Cairo. Moreover, he was also the leader of the Egyptian. In fact, the site built in 1744. It has two floors. The first one is the Sabil where fresh water kept for people to drink from. The second one is the Kuttab. It is where students used to attend classes studying Quran and the Islamic teachings. In fact, Sabil Kuttab Abdel Rahman Katkhuda provides the two commands of the prophet Mohamed. They are water for the thirsty and spiritual teaching. Moreover, in the back of this monument, there is a three stores building. It now used as a residential property and it is not open for public visiting.
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Sabil Kuttab Abdel Rahman Katkhuda has a special architecture importance. It displays the magnificence of the Mamluk art. The door to the Sabil located in the Southern Eastern part of the building. In fact, the Sabil room is rectangular shape. Moreover, the room features three large decorated windows. Under each window there is a large basin where fresh water kept. The walls of the Sabil room decorated with unique blue ceramic. It is with some Islamic inscriptions. There is also a drawing on the Eastern wall of the room of Mecca. Mecca is the place where Muslims go every year for pilgrimage. The ceiling of the Sabil is the most attractive among its architecture. It designed with colorful brown and blue paintings. One can stare at the ceiling of this room until his neck aches.
The Kuttab is a pleasant room with five marble columns. They are holding the startling carved wooden roof. The walls room for this covered with Mashrabeya windows. There is also a wooden cupboard in this room which fine carved. In fact, it is where they used to keep the holy book of Quran. The scenery looking out of the Kuttab is impressive. One can see the dome and minaret of the Barquq complex. One can also see Sultan Qalawun complex and Beshtak Palace. Sabil Kuttab Abdel Rahman Katkhuda well ornamented from outside with colorful marble outlines. They set above the windows of the building in a form of a jigsaw.
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Furthermore, the three windows of the building looks glorious from outside. They have huge size and distinctive design. Moreover, the second floor looks appealing from outside. The dark brown color of its Mashrabeya windows decorated. The building is one of many monuments which spread in Khan El Khalili area.