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Papyrus Institute

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98 Haram St | El Haram, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as part of organized tour and are from USA They explain the papyrus making process very well . However, the prices here are exorbitantly high . We did not realize this as it was our first day in Egypt and were tired...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pas8u
Reviewed November 28, 2018

$ 65 USD I visited the Papyrus Institute on a 2 day visit to Cairo. The tour was 50% opportunities to buy. Nowhere are the "displayed" prices are firm. I am NOT a fan of bargaining. The local currency, Egyptian pounds is currently 18 to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice to know the prints are made on real papyrus (unlike the bookmarks sold by many of the venders). Prices are reasonable, and purchases carefully wrapped in cardboard tubes. Explanation on how it is made was interesting, and no pressure to buy!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retiredandtraveling5
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Its nice to know about the manufacturing of Paper from Papyrus Plant. They demonstrate it very well. They also taught us how to differentiate Papyrus paper from the fake one made from Sugarcane. The artwork on these papers are fantastic and a thing to collect...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DebasisC28
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I visited on my first day in Egypt definitely jet-lagged, which made me vulnerable. Corralled into visiting by the driver whom I hired to take me to the pyramids and wound up buying papyrus for friends and family that I hadn't intended. I agree with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alhlstnam
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Here you can see the process of how the papyrus plant is turned to paper in an informative demonstration. The prices are not cheap but rest assured you're getting real, authentic papyrus from a government-regulated institution. Be sure to haggle to get a good price.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank danishs777
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is the place to get 100% real papyrus prints. They show you all about how it is made and how to tell if it is fake. Definitely a lot more money than the ones on the street but they are genuine.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We decided before our visit not to buy any papyrus...but alas they were too beautiful and we bought 3! Beware if you go here,it is dangerous for your credit card 😉😁

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank johannesvd
Reviewed February 24, 2018

This institute is really interesting as the people running the place will explain to the visitors the complex process tajing place when producing papyrus in a kind and engaging methodological way. Visitors might not only learn about papyrus but also buy some as souveniers if...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Javier A
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Papyrus is a tree grown in Nile river delta, it's stem etc.used for making a paper known as Papyrus. Papyrus is used for writing printing and arts for hundred of years in Egypt. This Papyrus institute gives a live demonstration that how paper is made....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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November 29, 2018|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
I bought a print and paid 60.00 which started at $200.00 USD and it also was rolled and put in a nice cardboard tube which I carried home myself.
November 29, 2018|
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Response from alhlstnam | Reviewed this property |
Prices vary with the customer's negotiation skill and degree of alertness. My suggestion is to not buy ANYTHING until you're over jet lag.
February 23, 2018|
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Response from MaryAnneCullen | Reviewed this property |
The sales person at the institute is willing to negotiate. She kept offering more deals until eventually my daughter bought like two pieces and she threw in a third piece for free. Don't be shy about haggling.