Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), Cairo

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Tour a well-preserved 17th-century complex and see a vast collection of carpets, furniture, and curiosities at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), a set of two houses exhibiting a variety of artifacts collected by a British doctor and amateur orientalist. Take a walk in the inner courtyard and admire carved arches and lattices, and tour the thematic rooms with ceramics, portraits, chests, and a wide array of 19th-century furniture. Highlights include the Mohamed Ali Room, a Persian room, a Byzantine room, an ancient Egyptian room, and a Damascus room with elaborate baldachins. Don't miss the secret chamber of Makhba and the harem room. Take a look at our Cairo trip itinerary builder website to schedule your visit to Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This Islamic architectural masterpiece was the home of a family originally from Crete. There are actually two medieval houses, joined together, restored and refurnished by Major Gayer-Anderson, an... 
    This Islamic architectural masterpiece was the home of a family originally from Crete. There are actually two medieval houses, joined together, restored and refurnished by Major Gayer-Anderson, an...  more »
  • This is an amazing hidden gem in one of the oldest parts of cairo. It is located right next to Ahmed ibn tulun mosque , built in the 9th century and one of the oldest operating mosques in Africa... 
    This is an amazing hidden gem in one of the oldest parts of cairo. It is located right next to Ahmed ibn tulun mosque , built in the 9th century and one of the oldest operating mosques in Africa...  more »
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  • One of my favourite places in Cairo, such a hidden gem! It is an oasis of serenity in this megalopolis chaos! Apparently the guided visit is short, so DYI ! I love the architecture, the artifacts, the garden and the book/gifts shop. The " tales of the kritlia" book is great! The house had been associated to some interesting fairy tales:)
  • Very cool museum. Something off the trail of the ancient... and into the modern age of Egypt. Which is arguably more interesting.

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