Wekalet El Ghouri: From trade to innovation

CAIRO, SEP 10 (SEE ) – The original center was built in 1504 A. D by Sultan Qunsuwah El Ghouri.

The Sultan was known for his love of flowers, music, poetry and architecture since 1995.

The complex hosts various cultural events, mostly Nubian music concerts, Tannoura dance performances, and religious recitals.

During the Mamluk era, the ”wekalet” Sultan El Ghouri was one of several trade points.

It was known at the time as ‘wekala’ a place where merchants gathered for trade.

It also served as a residence for the merchants and their families.

Wekalet El Ghouri, is an architecturally stunning arts center in El Azhar area in Central Cairo, operating under the Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Development Fund

The main objective of Al Gouhri of Complex Arts Center is to revive the Egyptian artistic heritage in a new and developed way and to cope with the modern era .

The complex  plays great role in making people to know the arts of different civilizations and to open dialogue between Egyptian and other world innovators in order to create a new perception of the modern cultural movement.

Qubbet El Gouhri  has become a hot-spot for organizing cultural events.

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