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Romanticizing Architecture in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

Experience hosted by Tarek

4 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

This is an immersive experience of the City of Cairo where the participants will learn about the different architectural styles from the 15th to the 20th century. There will be an optional crash course on photographing and sketching buildings as we walk through the city center. The experience will end at the royal palace of King Farouk separating European romanticism from the medieval city. Experience time 3-4 hours depending on the energy level of the group. The experience is best appreciated if done after Medieval Cairo & the Europeans listed here: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/500105
This is an immersive experience of the City of Cairo where the participants will learn about the different architectural styles from the 15th to the 20th century. There will be an optional crash course on photographing and sketching buildings as we walk through the city center. The experience will end at the royal palace of King Farouk separating European romanticism from the medieval city. Experience time 3-4 hours depending on the energy level…

Meet your host, Tarek

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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Dr. Tarek is an artist, designer, and architect with advanced degrees in Islamic-Mamluk art and architecture. He taught at several universities and organized travel courses in Europe and Egypt. He created this immersive experience of the art and architecture of the City of Cairo ranging from the Mamluk period to the Belle Epoque of European romanticism to offer an evocative and educational visit to the city center.
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Where you'll be

The city center which includes buildings designed by French, Italian, and Belgian architects. Beautiful Art Deco, Baroque, Neo-Andalusian, and Neo-Mamluk residential and commercial architecture will be explored.
Sami
December 2018
Incredible, unique, well informed. Cairo has so much to reveal to the casual observer. Tarek will take you on a behind the scenes exploration of this wonderful city, with it's unique architectural style and explains how it reflects Cairo's history. The unique perspective I got from this tour as well as the medieval Cairo tour, have started me on a journey of discovery that will remain with me for a long time. Thank you Tarek for such a wonderful experience.
Incredible, unique, well informed. Cairo has so much to reveal to the casual observer. Tarek will take you on a behind the scenes exploration of this wonderful city, with it's uniq…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

1- High resolution phone or digital camera

2- A sketchbook A4 size and 2B, 4B pencils and eraser if interested in sketching