How Cairo can be a top SPA destination?
Hammam, an ancient term that means bath or spa. Hammam was a very common place in Egypt where people from every social class in Egypt go for recreation since ancient Egypt till nowadays. Nevertheless, all we can find are just ruins that had been renovated many times since the year 18 AD to be used by the public.
What makes is significant is that all old hammam’s have an ancient appeal with an authentic atmosphere which can be utilized as a tourist spa and surely it will find a huge demand after conducting adequate marketing campaign and hiring a famous experienced spa brands to operate each location.
Let’s take samples of these hamma’s where tourists can feel the heritage and sense the authenticity which will make Cairo a top Spa destination.
Hammam Al Sharaybi
This hammam was constructed during the rule of Sultan Qonsua El Ghouri in 1500 AD and located in El Ghouria area. Mohamed Dada Al Sharaybi (Moroccan origin) was the owner of this hammam. (see the pictures)
Constructed during the Mamluki era by prince Bishtak Al Nasiri in 1341 AD and located in Souk El Selah (The Arms Market).
Hammam Al Moayedi
Constructed by Sultan Muayad Sheikh Al Mahmoudi during the Mamluki era. The situation of this hammam is very deteriorated and there’s no sufficient data about it. (see the pictures)
Constructed by Sultan Inal and located in El Moez Street, the oldest street in Cairo. (see the pictures)
There are more hammam’s that were constructed during the Ottoman empire.
Hammam El malatili
Constructed in 1194 AD known as hammam al ghamri and located in Margoush street in old Cairo.
Hammam El Sokareya
Since 18 AD since then it had been renovated many times, the most recent was by a lady called Nafisa Al Baydaa.
Hammam El Tomboli
Since 18 AD since then it had been renovated many times. It’s located in Bab El Shaereya area and it’s still in function till now.
Hammam El Adawy
Since 19 AD and located in Al Bab Al Akhdar area.
All of these hammam’s have been used for many occasions such as birthday parties, bachelor parties, religious and public holidays …. etc.
I’m writing this article with a great hope that we can rejuvenate this beautiful heritage and use it again as a great source of income and entertainment.
Pictures and historical information courtesy of Karim Badr
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