Tag Archive for: Islamic Sites in Egypt
The Cairo Citadel in Egypt is a medieval Islamic fortification constructed in 1183 CE around the ancient city to protect against the invading Crusaders.
Come and explore the imposing 15th century Citadel of Qaitbay; envision bombardment and Ottoman invasion, and discover the secrets of war concealed within its walls.
Travel back through the centuries with an unforgettable visit to Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosques, the most important and most beautiful mosque in Alexandria.
Discover all you need to know about Aqmar Mosque, Egypt’s oldest surviving small mosque, and one of the most beautiful Fatimid mosques ever built.
Surround yourself with beautiful Fatimid era architecture at the splendid Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo; the ideal place to enjoy some peace and tranquility.
Discover the legend of the 13th century Abu Haggag Mosque, built amidst ruins of the ancient Luxor Temple, an area of worship for more than 35 centuries.
Come visit the vast Qalawun Complex in the heart of Medieval Cairo, and home to the world’s second-most beautiful mausoleum.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience one of Islamic Cairo’s most amazing attractions, the spectacular Aqsunqur Mosque which was built in 1347.
Visit the Al Hussein Mosque in Cairo, one of the holiest Muslim sites in Egypt, and home to the world’s oldest complete manuscript of the Quran.
The Mosque of Mohammad Ali in Cairo is also fondly referred to as the Alabaster Mosque, and thanks to its outstanding beauty, it’s the most visited mosque in Egypt.
The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is by no means Cairo’s most splendid mosque, but it certainly is worth a visit if you have an interest in historical religious sites.
The Mosque of Amr Ibn El-As might not be the grandest mosque or most famous mosque, but it’s the first mosque ever built in Africa, and certainly worth a visit.
Cairo is home to so many mosques that it’s sometimes referred to as the City of Minarets, but even so, the Mosque of Al Azhar still manages to stand out.
Islamic Cairo, also known as Medieval Cairo, is home to the region’s most historically significant mosques and Islamic monuments, but it has even more to offer.