Wikala of Al-Ghouri
About Wikala of Al-Ghouri
Al-Ghouri was definitely an important figure and here is another building in his name. The Wikala is about a distance of 100m to Sharia al-Muizz’s east just before getting to Al-Azhar. It has a resemblance to the Wikala al-Bazara, but it is better renovated and now houses artists’ ateliers in the rooms up the stairs while the stables that formerly housed the horses have been converted to craft shops.
Sufi dance shows (previously mentioned) are often held in the building’s courtyard by the Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe. A lot of locals and visitors as well use these dance shows as an opportunity to get into the building and have a look for free.