Monument No 17 is not an ordinary historical building, but it is one of the few Cairo Baths that still remain with all their architectural elements. Once upon a time it was Known as the best, the cleanest and most sophisticated and famous Hammam. Hammam El Sharaiby built by Al-Ashraf Qansuh Al-Ghuri 906 HJ – 1501 AD, renovated by Mohamed el Dada el Sharaiby 1725AD serving till 1940. Many functions and values are gathered in this building, a centre for health and beauty care, a social club for meeting and exchange ideas and decisions, a place of marriage ceremonies celebration. Saving such a building is saving a part of Cairo tangible and intangible heritage
Fruitful and successful cooperation between the Ministry of Antiquities, the Administration of Historical Cairo and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation funded by Prince Claus Fund and ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah lead to a wonderful achievement, a full historical, archaeological, architectural, and photographical and condition assessment for the building is now available for researcher and stakeholders. All the reinforcing work for the structure is done. Tons and tons garbage was removed a fire mitigation plan was implemented a Hazard plan for the area is achieved.
Gladly we can announce that you can go and visit The famous bath of el Ghoria Area …