Islamic Sites in Egypt

Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, is quite often called the “City of 1000 Minarets” due to it numerous mosques. Over and above the many mosques, there are also many other fascinating Islamic sites in Egypt which attract millions of visitors each year.

Unlike in many Middle East countries, the overwhelming majority of Islamic sites in Egypt are open to non-Muslims, and because visitors are welcome to explore these historic places, many Egypt tour packages will include a guided tour of the most famous Islamic attractions in and around Cairo.

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Walls of the Cairo Citadel

Cairo Citadel – An Islamic Medieval Fortification in Cairo, 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.
Citadel Of Qaitbay in Alexandria, Egypt

Citadel Of Qaitbay – A Centuries Old Islamic Fortress

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.
The carved stone facade of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque with tall minaret and domes, decorated with complex patterns

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque – Alexandria’s Most Beautiful Mosque

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.
Aqmar Mosque

Aqmar Mosque – The Oldest Surviving Example of Small Mosques

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.
Al-Hakim Mosque is a major Islamic religious site in Cairo, Egypt. It is named after Imam Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.

Al-Hakim Mosque – A Built, Neglected and Revived Masterpiece

Surround yourself with beautiful Fatimid era architecture at the splendid Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo; the ideal place to enjoy some peace and tranquility.
Abu Haggag Mosque, Luxor Temple, Egypt

Abu Haggag Mosque – The Mosque in the Heart of Luxor Temple

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.
View of Qalawun Complex from Muizz street also this area is nicknamed Bayn Al Qasrayn

Qalawun Complex – A Tale of a Sultan and His Prisoners of War

Come visit the vast Qalawun Complex in the heart of Medieval Cairo, and home to the world’s second-most beautiful mausoleum.
Aqsunqur Mosque - Photo by Marc Lacoste

Aqsunqur Mosque – A Real Gem in Cairo’s Old Islamic Quarter

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.
Al-Hussein Mosque - Cairo, Egypt

Al Hussein Mosque – One of the Holiest Islamic Sites in Egypt

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.
Mosque of Muhammad Ali – The Alabaster Mosque

Mosque Of Muhammad Ali – The Alabaster Mosque

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.
Courtyard of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo

Mosque Of Ibn Tulun – Unexpected Survivor Of Ancient 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.
Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As in Cairo is the oldest mosque in Africa

Mosque Of Amr Ibn Al-As – The First Mosque Ever Built In Africa

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.
Mosque of Al Azhar, Cairo

Mosque Of Al Azhar – A Sight Of Splendor In Cairo

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.
View over Islamic Cairo and the Mosque of Sultan Hassan

Islamic Cairo – Discover The True Charm Of Medieval Cairo

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.