It may look like the partner of the Sultan Hassan Mosque next door, but half a century separates their construction dates. ... More
It may look like the partner of the Sultan Hassan Mosque next door, but half a century separates their construction dates. The mosque's construction began in 1869, but it was not completed until 1912. It was built in pseudo-Mameluke style and now contains the tombs of Sheikh Ali Rifai, a Sufi holy man. It also contains the tombs of King Fouad, his mother, King Farouk and the last Shah of Iran.
Dedicated to and named after the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, this large mosque was renovated many times over the
centuries and is distinguished by its tin dome. Sayeda Zeinab sought refuge in Egypt after the Ummayads slew her ...
With its entrance tucked away in the alley of an ahwa (cafe), it is easy to miss this art gallery.
That would be a shame, because it features fine exhibits by local and foreign artists and is one of ...
Built in 1814, this was formerly the residence of Muhammed Ali Pasha and the location where, according to legend, he
waited while his forces entrapped Mameluke leaders and massacred them as they were leaving the Citadel. Its restored 19th ...
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