Bab Zuweila

Bab Zuweila

Bab Zuweila, also referred to as by the Egyptians Bab Al-Mutawali and Bab Al-Moayad. One of the gates of Cairo, the capital of Egypt, quietly of the Cairo tribal wall. It contained two doors next together, one alongside the corner of Sam bin Noah, that will be alongside the Al-Aqadin road and was known as the Gate of the Arch, and another was alongside it. Bab Zuwaila in its present form was built by Badr al-Jamali in 1092 facing the old Bab Zuwaila, which was built by Jawhar al-Siqali. Bab Zuwaila is the greatest of Cairo’s gates, and it is situated at the head of Al-Moez Street from the tribal side, and above it are the 2 minarets of the Mosque of King Al-Moayad Bab Zuwaila.



Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo


Bab Zuweila-islamic cairo



The Egyptians called it Bab al-Mu’ayyad or Bab al-Mutwally, following the title of Sultan Tuman, the last of the sultans of the Mamluk state, whom the Ottoman Turks executed following the conquest of Egypt, therefore the Egyptians immortalized it by naming the door after his title.
The Zuweila Gate, having its distinctive architecture and its two graceful minarets, is among the main monuments in Fatimid Cairo. It’s the residual stone gate from the southern wall of the Fatimid city of Cairo. It is situated at the conclusion of Al Khayamiya Street and opens to Al Moez Street, which ends at Bab Al Fotouh. It was established by Minister Badr al-Jamali through the reign of the Fatimid Caliph al-Mustansir Billah in the entire year (485 AH/1092 AD). The gate was called Zuwaila, in reference to a tribe that came from North Africa with the commander of the Fatimid armies, Jawhar al-Siqilli, and lived nearby the gate.

The gate contains two round towers surrounded by a door. Are you aware that two minarets, they were added in 818 AH / 1415 AD by the Mamluk Sultan Al-Muayyad Sheikh, who built his mosque alongside the gate and used its two towers to ascertain two mosque minarets.

Bab Zuweila witnessed the hanging of Sultan Tumanbay, the last of the Mamluk sultans, which marked the conclusion of the Mamluk state and the start of the Ottoman Empire (923 AH / 1517 AD).



City: cairo
Region: El Darb El Ahmar
Place: Bab Zuwaila, the Egyptians Bab Al-Mutawali
Date: 16/9/2022
Location: see on map