Amir Taz Palace

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The Amir Taz Palace is a palace in Cairo, Egypt.[1] It is situated on the intersection of Saliba Street and Suyufiyya Street, and forms the main entrance to Medieval Cairo.

The palace was originally built in 1352 by a Mamluk belonging to one of Sultan Qalawun's sons.[citation needed] The palace of Emir Taz was subsequently remodelled several times, most notably in the 17th century, during the reform of the Khedive Ismail. In the 19th century, it became a girls' school, and has then been used as a storage depot by the Ministry of Education.

Recently,[when?] the palace has undergone major renovations, and is now open for touristic visits in the morning, with a new area that includes exhibitions of the palace's property.[citation needed] At night, the palace hosts an Egyptian television show called "Al-Kasr".[citation needed]


Coordinates: 30°01′55″N 31°15′12″E / 30.03194°N 31.25333°E / 30.03194; 31.25333