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.
Al Azhar Park was Aga Khan's donation to the city. With a dearth of green spaces in Cairo, these sprawling
30 hectares (74 acres) boasts verdant gardens, regal fountains, tree lined paths, an amphitheater, as well as several dining ...
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 ...
This picturesque and serene cemetery is one of the prettiest cemeteries in Egypt. The gravestones are wonderfully ornate with many
statues of angels, saints, doves, crosses and the like. The cemetery is within the Religion Compound. If you happy ...