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Maridani Mosque (El), Cairo

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Down from the Shari el-Ahmar road, to its right, lies the El Maridani Mosque. It is one of the largest mosques and was built in 1340 CE by the Cup-bearer of Sultan Mohammed el-Nasir, Amir Maridani. The prayer niche beyond the concrete dome is weighing down on the ancient Egyptian granite columns and is covered with costly mosaic work. The mosque has marble incrustation, stucco, wooden and stone carvings work done everywhere. The exterior facade has recessed panels with stalactite hoods and two windows on each panel. A Quranic inscription runs along the top. It has three entrances, on the interior there is a central courtyard with four halls and a fountain, the wooden screen and the qibla. This is one of the most important mosques of the Mamluk era. Visitors are requested to dress appropriately while visiting mosques and mausoleums.