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Address: Hussein El Me'mar Pasha Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number:
576 8600

This gallery, dedicated to promoting contemporary Arab artists, is...

This gallery, dedicated to promoting contemporary Arab artists, is comprised of a three-story main building, exhibition halls, classrooms, a library and six studios.

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Terrific Place to Visit When in Cairo

I had read about Townhouse Gallery in the New York Times and put it on my list when visiting Cairo in January. It was a highlight of my trip, which included all the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I had read about Townhouse Gallery in the New York Times and put it on my list when visiting Cairo in January. It was a highlight of my trip, which included all the wonderful things Egypt offers. Townhouse is not a chilly white box gallery. The gallery is full of life. It includes a large exhibition space that was showing... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

absolutely loved the Amgard Naguib exhibition currently on display and will have to return as there is so much detail and needs time - wonderfully curated and delighted with the guidance of staff, especially Karim - thank you for majorly contributing to keeping Cairo vibrant - exhibition is free to enter and the whole area is historical and quaint and... More 

1 Thank Michelle A
Frankfurt, Germany
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

You like contemporary? Then go there. Yes, the area is not that spectacular. But the gallery wows me every time. Like and dislike in art is also a matter of taste. Decide for yourself.

1 Thank bahrawia
Decorah, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

The townhouse gallery is tucked away in an alleyway in downtown Cairo off Marouf Street. There's little signage and any guides to the welcomed and unexpected art space. It's worth visiting to see local Egyptian artists who are desperate for venues. The little adjoining store is not too great. The storekeeper managed to convince me to buy a terrible CD... More 

1 Thank taniakeldin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

If you stay longer in Cairo and if you need interesting cultural experiance, just visit:-)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2011

I am based in Cairo for what ends up adding up to several months out of the year and have found myself pining for the museums and other cultural events which I left behind in my hometown of Washington,DC. Once grounded in my flat, new office and after meeting a few locally based friends, I was introduced to the alternative... More 

1 Thank Michael S
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2010

The story behind this gallery is inspirational ... They brought the power of art to a blue collar neighbourhood, involving the locals in their efforts, provided a show space to new artists struggling to be seen and heard, fought off a bureaucracy that fears change... And so much more. Off the beaten track, discover a piece of Cairo tour guides... More 

2 Thank Lise B

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