Der Brunnen von Qaitbay (Sabil Qaytbay)

The Fountain of Qaytbay is the most beautiful and luxurious fountain of Jerusalem. It is located in the area of ​​the Al-Aqsa Mosque, between the gate of Al-Muthara and the Western Escarpment and 15 meters from the Ashrafieh School.

It was built by Sultan al-Ashraf Abu Al-Nasr Qaitbay (872-901 / 1468-1496) and consists of a square room with an opening to the cistern in the middle. The basic structure consists of different colored stones (el-Ablaq) and contains three sections. The first is the fuselage of the well, which houses the drinking room, with three large and tall windows and a door on the east side. The second is the neck of the dome or the transition area from the body to the dome.

The third part consists of one of the most beautiful stone domes of Jerusalem with striking ornaments and arabesques. The dome is the only example of this unique mamluk art outside of Egypt.