Sabil of Muhammed Ali Pasha
About Sabil of Muhammed Ali Pasha
Built in 1820, Muhammed Ali Pasha’s Sabil was Cairo’s first building in Ottoman Turkish to include calligraphic panels as well as gilded window grilles. A similitude of the building’s original appearance has been reconstructed. On display are various depictions and stories about Muhammed Ali who constructed the Sabil in honor of Tusun, his son that was killed by a plague. Side attractions include an accessible underground cistern as well as classrooms at an upper level where students were taught up until 1992.