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Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre

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An oasis of calm close by the craziness of the Giza Pyramids

This is one of Cairo's best-kept secrets, a must for travellers looking for beauty and authenticity... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
wchan0725
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Toronto, Canada
Memphis Tours took us here

Mohammed Abdel Tawab with Memphis Tours made sure I had the itinerary that I wanted. HE listened to... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Beverly K
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Oct 6, 2018
“An oasis of calm close by the craziness of the Giza Pyramids”
Dec 4, 2017
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Sakkara Road | Harrania Village, Giza 12556, Egypt
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is an attraction like no other. Nothing fake or flashy, no nasty cheap souvenirs either. A traditional way of life incorporated into original tapestries, made by a group of highly skilled local artisans who depict scenes of rural Egypt. If you do buy one...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is one of Cairo's best-kept secrets, a must for travellers looking for beauty and authenticity away from the tourist hordes. I first came 20 years ago when I was living in Cairo, and just returned with my wife and young kids. The Art Centre...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

What a surprise to find this wonderful gem in Giza. Reasonable priced and extremely informative. Thanks for the listing

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Mohammed Abdel Tawab with Memphis Tours made sure I had the itinerary that I wanted. HE listened to everything I said and made my unique itinerary work. When we arrived here, it was so amazing because the weavers were working on the rug tapestries and...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

Having stumbled upon a description of this magical place by accident, one visit to the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre website convinced me that I wanted to see it in person. Together with a small group of expatriate colleagues, my husband and I experienced an...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2017

*my visit was before March 2016 but it doesn't allow you to choose an older date or leave it blank) I used to live in Egypt and Wissa Wassef was one of my favourite places to visit, still a treasured memory to this day. The...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The Ramses Wissa Wassaf complex is serving an important function in Cairo. Founded by Wissa Wasaaf and currently operated by his daughter Suzanne, it is a place you should visit while in Cairo. People learn a trade and are paid fairly. The creativity is amazing.

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Reviewed April 4, 2016

My son and I visited Egypt in March 2016, and added a new experience to our many visits to Cairo over the last six years. We were provided a tour with the director of the Art Centre, Ikram Nosshi. The center is situated outside of...More

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Ikram N, Owner at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you sir for your kind words. The entire art centre's family (artist weavers and management) do enjoy this way of life. We are adamant to maintain it as such. Ikram N.

Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

A peace of heaven on earth. A unique experience, beautiful peices of art by an amazing team of artists. A must see if you want to learn about the true Egytians and their way of life. They live off the land and use natural colours...More

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Ikram N, Owner at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2016

Thank you for your extremely encouraging review of the art centre. Such appreciation that keeps us going despite all the economical difficulties Egypt going through and the art centre included. Ikram N.

Reviewed March 15, 2016

Beautiful original tapestries, all the artists working together go back several generations, so talented. Unique one of a kind art work. And nobody, unlike other places in Egypt ask for money or commissions.

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Ikram N, Owner at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Thank you Chris for your review. Appreciate you took the time and the initiative. Regards Ikram N.

Reviewed March 13, 2016

Our guide was not very keen to take us to this place because unlike other carpet and tapestry makers, it does not give a commission to guides and it is run on entirely different lines, being an artistic foundation that was begun many years ago...More

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Ikram N, Owner at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2016

Thank you for taking the time and initiative to write your comments about the RWWAC. The tapestries in the Centre Collection museum are our archive, showing the development of the weavers since they were 11 year old children. Most of them are 55 years old...More

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