Mosques in Cairo



City of One Thousand Minarets;  this how people of Cairo call it, among many other nick name of their beloved city. Where ever you go, specially in the historical city you observe minarets of different hitoric epochs and arts every where. Cairo have the oldest mosque in Africa (Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque), The oldest mosque preserved (Ibn Tulun Mosque) The oldest Islamic Mosque Uinversity (Al Azhar Mosque) besides hundreds of Mamelouk, Otoman and Modern Mosques.





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The Mosque of Qijmas El Ishaqi in Cairo

The Mosque of Qijmas El Ishaqi in Cairo

El Ishaqi locates in El Darb El Ahmar Street and one can clearly sea it from the Citadel . It was founded by Seif El-Din Qijmas El-Ishaqi El-Zaheiry who was one of the important noble men in the days

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The Mosque of Saleh Talai in Cairo

The Mosque of Saleh Talai in Cairo

locates in Bawabet El-Metwalli Square and one can get an overall view of the whole mosque from Bab Zuwayla . The mosque was erected by El-Saleh Talai Ibn Rozeik who was a minister in the Fatimid perio

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Mosque of Sayyida Aisha in Cairo

Mosque of Sayyida Aisha in Cairo

The Mosque of Sayyida Eisha situates nearby Salah Salem Street in a famous square that carries the name of the mosque. It was established in the 18th century by Emir Abd El-Rahman Katkhoda who is cred

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Mosque of Sayyida Sakina in Cairo

Mosque of Sayyida Sakina in Cairo

Mosque of Sayyida Sakina Bent El Husein is one of the popular placed in Cairo. El Sayyida Sakina was the daughter of El Husein, grandson of Prophet Mohamed, the wife of Abd Allah Ibn El Zubair Ibn El

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Mosque of Sayeda Nafisa in Cairo

Mosque of Sayeda Nafisa in Cairo

The mosque of Sayyida Nafisa locates 150 meters southward El-Sayyida Nafisa Square. It was built by Abbas Helmy II during the Dynasty of Mohammed Ali Pasha. El-Sayyida Nafisa is one of the members of

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Mosque of Sulayman Pasha in Cairo

Mosque of Sulayman Pasha in Cairo

The Mosque of Sulayman Pasha lies in Salah Salem Street next to the Citadel and the Tomb of Sidi Saraya that date back to the Fatimid period and whose owner is believed to be one of the leaders of the

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Mosque of Sultan Baybars I in Cairo

Mosque of Sultan Baybars I in Cairo

The Mosque of Sultan Baybars I locates in the El Zaher Square few meters away from El-Abbasiya Street. It can be reached also through the street of Sharia Port Said in which the Complex of El Qadi Yah

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Mosque of Taghri Bardi in Cairo

Mosque of Taghri Bardi in Cairo

The Mosque of Taghri Bardi lies on one of the sides of Sharia El-Saliba. Nearby the mosque, one can see a number of monuments that date back to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods including the Sabil-Kutta

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The Mosque of Timraz El-Ahmadi in Cairo

The Mosque of Timraz El-Ahmadi in Cairo

The Mosque of Timraz El-Ahmadi lies in one of the corners of Sharia Port Said. It was constructed by Emir Timraz El-Ahmadi who worked as a junior official in the reign of Sultan Qaytbay. He rose to th

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Mosque of Uthman El-Katkhuda in Cairo

Mosque of Uthman El-Katkhuda in Cairo

The Mosque of Uthman El-Katkhuda or the Mosque of Kikhya situates in the corner in which El-Gumhuriya Street and Qasr El-Nil Street intersect. It is the only remaining part of the complex that was est

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Mosque of Dhu El-Fiqar Bey in Cairo

Mosque of Dhu El-Fiqar Bey in Cairo

The Mosque of Dhu El-Fiqar Bey that stands in Port Said Street dates back to the Ottoman period lies in Sharia Port Said. In spite of its simplicity in decoration, it is worth visiting. The façade of

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Mosque of Azbak al-Yusufi in Cairo

Mosque of Azbak al-Yusufi in Cairo

The Mosque of Azbak El-Yussufi lies in Azbak Street near by the Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Sharia El-Saliba. It was established by Emir Azbak El-Yussufi who served as Emir of Sword in 1471. He occupied ma

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Mosque of Qanibay El-Mohammadi in Cairo

Mosque of Qanibay El-Mohammadi in Cairo

Qanibay Mosque that lies 60 meters up of Shaykhoun Street on the right side was founded by Qanibay El Mohamadi who was a noble Mamluk in the 15th century. The Mosque as a whole is not very wide, yet g

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Mosque of Sultan Qaytbay in Cairo

Mosque of Sultan Qaytbay in Cairo

The Mosque of Sultan Qayetbay locates in one of the side streets off El Manyal Street and Suq El Hamrawi. This Mosque was established by the Army Supervisor Mohamed Ibn Fadlallah El Qadi Fakhr El Din

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Mosque of Mangak El-Yusufi in Cairo

Mosque of Mangak El-Yusufi in Cairo

The Mosque of Mangak El-Yussufi lies in Qarafat Bab El Wazir Street nearby a series of monumental funerary chambers of many prominent Emirs in this period. This complex was constructed by Emir Mangak

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The Mosque of Mahmoud El-Kurdi in Cairo

The Mosque of Mahmoud El-Kurdi in Cairo

The Mosque of Mahmoud El- lies in El Muiz Le Din Allah Street near bt Bab Zuwayla and El Khayameya and opposite to the Maqaad of Radwan Bey . It was constructed by Emir Mahmud El-Kurdi who was the Ust

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Mosque Of Gawhar El-Lala in Cairo

Mosque Of Gawhar El-Lala in Cairo

The Mosque of Gawhar El-Lala lies in Maydan Salah El-Deen. It lies nearby the complex of Shaykh El Rifaey that contains a mosque, Madrasa, mausoleum, Sabil, and Kuttab. The mosque of Gawhar El Lala

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Mosque of Sayyidna El-Hussein in Cairo

Mosque of Sayyidna El-Hussein in Cairo

The Mosque of Sayyidna El-Hussein locates few meters away from the remains of the palace of Emir Mamay in a Maydan that carries its name and surrounded by some mosques within El Muiz Le Din Allah Stre

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The Mosque of El-Guyushy  in Cairo

The Mosque of El-Guyushy in Cairo

The Mosque of El-Guyushy locates in the area of El-Muqattam Hills few meters away from Salah Salem Street. The mosque was established by Emir Badr El-Gamaly who was a prominent Fatimid Wazir and great

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Mosque of El-Aqmar in Cairo

Mosque of El-Aqmar in Cairo

The Mosque of El Aqmar locates in El Muiz Le Din Allah Street few meters away from the Sabil-Kuttab of Abd El Rahman Katkhuda . Some inscriptions in the mosque highlight that it was established by El-

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Mosque of Abu El-Ila in Cairo

Mosque of Abu El-Ila in Cairo

The Mosque of Abu El Ila situates in one of the corners of 26th of July Street next to the Bridge of Abu El-Ila. This mosque was established in the late Mamluk period by Ibn El-Qanish El-Burullusi as

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Mosque of Abu El Dahab in Cairo

Mosque of Abu El Dahab in Cairo

The Mosque of Abu El-Dahab locates in El-Azhar street facing the mosque of El-Azhar and next to the complex of El-Ghuri as well. Eastward this complex appears Khan El-Zarakisha which is a beautiful bu

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Gate of the Mosque of Qawsun in Cairo

Gate of the Mosque of Qawsun in Cairo

The Gate of the Mosque of Qawsun appears in front of the mosque and mausoleum of El-Bahlawan in Bab Zuwayla. It is the only remaining part of the mosque that was established by Emir Qawsun, one of the

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali in Cairo

Mosque of Muhammad Ali in Cairo

Mosque of Mohamad Ali locates in Salah Salem Street within the walls the Citadel of Salah El-Din . Mohammed Ali was the ambitious ruler of Egypt in the period from 1805 till his death in 1848. This mo

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The Mosque of Sayyida Zaynab in Cairo

The Mosque of Sayyida Zaynab in Cairo

The Mosque of Sayyida Zaynab lies near by Port Said Street in a square that carries the name of the mosque. El Sayyida Zaynab was a pious woman and is regarded as a saint and the people still visit he

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The Mosque of El-Azhar  in Cairo

The Mosque of El-Azhar in Cairo

The Mosque of El-Azhar lies in El-Azhar Street few meters away from the complex of El-Ghuri. It is the headquarter of theology in the Islamic World and one of the oldest universities all over the worl

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The Mosque of El-Hakim in Cairo

The Mosque of El-Hakim in Cairo

The Mosque of El-Hakim locates in El Muiz Le Din Allah Street next to the Mosque of El-Aqmar . This building was used at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte as a fortress and warehouse, a prison by for Cru

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The Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun in Cairo

The Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun in Cairo

The Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun lies in Saliba Street near by the Madrasa of Sarghatmish . It was erected by Ahmed Ibn Tulun, one of the greatest rulers in the Islamic history of Egypt and the founder o

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The Mosque of El Rifaey  in Cairo

The Mosque of El Rifaey in Cairo

The Mosque of El Rifaey lies in Maydan El-Qalaa facing the Mosque of Sultan Hassan. The mosque was established by Princess Khushyar who was the wife of Ibrahim Pasha and the mother of Khedive Ismail.

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Zawiya( Mosque) of Arif Pasha

Zawiya( Mosque) of Arif Pasha

The Zawiya Arif Pasha lies in Sharia Suq El-Selah nearby The Monument of Sultan Hasan that can be reached through Sharia El-Tebbana. It was built by Arif Pasha in 1866. The Zawiya is distinguished by

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Complex of Farag ibn Barquq in Cairo

Complex of Farag ibn Barquq in Cairo

The Complex of Farag Ibn Barquq lies in El-Sultan Ahmed Street few meters away from the Northern Cemetery. This magnificent complex was initiated by Sultan Barquq who was the first MAmluk Sultan to be

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Complex of Sultan Inal in Cairo

Complex of Sultan Inal in Cairo

The Complex of Sultan Inal locates in El-Sultan Ahmed Street 200 meters away from the Tomb of Qunsuwa Abu Said. This complex was Sultan Inal who was a prominent Mamluk of Sultan Barquq. He occupied ma

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Complex of Sultan Qaytbay in Cairo

Complex of Sultan Qaytbay in Cairo

The Complex of Sultan Qaytbay situates in one of the side street few meters away from the Tom of Barquq and the Complex of Barsbay known as El-Suq Street. It can be reached also from Salah Salem Stree

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Emir Qurqumas Complex in Cairo

Emir Qurqumas Complex in Cairo

The Complex of Emir Qurqumas lies in El Sultan Ahmed Street next to the southern side of the Complex of Inal. It was erected by Emir Qurqumas who was prominent Mamluk of Sultan Qaytbay and then served

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Minaret of Zawiyat El Hunud

Minaret of Zawiyat El Hunud

The Minaret of Zawiyat El-Hunud lies in El-Darbel Ahmar Street, in the road of the Sabil of Ibrahim Agha and next to the school in El-Tebbana Street. This Minaret is the oldest remaining from the earl

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Mosque -Madrasa of El Ayni

Mosque -Madrasa of El Ayni

The Mosque and Madrasa of El-Ayni lies in El-Sheikh Mohamed Abdu Street few meters away from the Hod of Qaytbay. This complex appears now as a simply designed and decorated mausoleum that date back to

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Mosque of Ahmad al Mihmandar

Mosque of Ahmad al Mihmandar

The Mosque of Ahmad El-Mihmandar locates in El Darbel Ahmar district in one of the small alleys off El Muiz Le Din Allah Street. It was established by Emir Shehab El-Din Ahmed Ibn Akoush El-Azizi. He

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Mosque of Abu Bakr Muzhir

Mosque of Abu Bakr Muzhir

The Mosque of Abu Bakr Muzhir lies in the Qasaba next to the Mosque of Solayman Agha El-Silihdar. It was erected by Zayn El-Din Abu Bakr Ibn Muzhir El-Ansari El-Dimashqi El-Shafey who was a prominent

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Mosque of Abd El Ghani El Fakhri

Mosque of Abd El Ghani El Fakhri

The Mosque of Abd El-Ghani El-Fakhri locates in Sharia Port Said nearby the mosque of El-Qadi Yahya. It was established by Emir Abd El-Ghani El-Fakhri who occupied many important positions in the coun

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Mosque and Mausoleum of Emir Khayrbak

Mosque and Mausoleum of Emir Khayrbak

The Mausoleum of Khayrbak was established in 1502, whereas the Mosque had been established 18 years after. In spite of being built in the period of transition from the Mamluk to ottoman rule, the styl

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Mosque of Altinbugha al-Maridani

Mosque of Altinbugha al-Maridani

The Mosque of AlTinbugha Ibn Abdallah El-Maridani lies in Bab El Wazir Street in El Darb El Ahmar District. Prince El-Tinbugha Ibn Abdallah El-Maridani was the son-in-law of Sultan El-Nasir Muhammad a

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Mosque of Aslam al-Silahdar

Mosque of Aslam al-Silahdar

The Mosque of Aslam al Silihdar situates in the square of El Darb El Ahmar few meters away from the Mosque of Qijmas El Ishaqi . It was built by Emir Bahaa El-Din Aslam El Silihdar who occupied many i

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Mosque of Assanbugha

Mosque of Assanbugha

The Mosque of Assanbugha locates behind the Mosque of El Fakhri in one of the side streets off Darb Saada Street. It was erected by Emir Seif El-Din Assanbugha who served as the Emir of Hundred and Co

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Mosque of Aytmish El Bagassi

Mosque of Aytmish El Bagassi

The Mosque of Aytmish El-Bagasi lies in a side street near Bab El- Wazir Street. It was erected by Prince Aytmish El-Bagasi who was the regent of the Mamluk Sultan Farag Ibn Barquq. There is a Sabil-

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Mosque of El Lulua

Mosque of El Lulua

The Mosque of El-Lulua is about one kilometer away from Sharia Salah Salem and close to the area of El-Muqattam. Next to this mosque, one can see the Khanqah and Tomb of Shahin El-Khalawati. The mosqu

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Mosque of El-Burdayni

Mosque of El-Burdayni

The Mosque of El-Burdayni lies in Sharia Mohammed Ali next to the Mosque of Maleka Safiya. Few meters away from this monument in the side street of Mukhtar Pasha, one can find a number of monuments in

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Mosque of El-Fakahani

Mosque of El-Fakahani

The Mosque of El-Fakahani is 91 meters northward El Muiz Le din Allah Street. The mosque was firstly constructed by the Fatimid Sultan El Zahir in qq48 but most of this structure has been destroyed by

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Mosque of El-Qadi Yahya

Mosque of El-Qadi Yahya

The Mosque of El-Qadi Yahya locates in the point in which Port Said Street intersects with El-Azhar Street. Beyond the west side of this mosque one can find the handsome Sabil of Umm Hussein Bey or th

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Mosque of Alti Barmaq

Mosque of Alti Barmaq

The Mosque of Alti Barmaq locates in El Ghandur Street nearby the Hammam of Emir Bashtak . It is surrounded by a group of small shops whose rent is used for sponsoring the maintenance of the mosque. T

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Mosque of Emir Akhur Qanibay

Mosque of Emir Akhur Qanibay

The Mosque of Emir Akhur lies in El-Nassereya Street. It was established by Qanibay El-Sayfi or El-Rammah who worked as Emir Akhur Kabir in the reign of Sultan El-Ghuri. Emir Qanibay established anoth

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Mosque of Emir Mughulbay Taz

Mosque of Emir Mughulbay Taz

The Mosque of Emir Mughulbay Taz locates in Bint El Ammar alley off El Salibah Street. It was constructed by Emir Taz who was one of Sultan El-Nasir Muhammad Mamluks and who was appointed later on as

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Mosque of Gamal El-Din El-Ustadar

Mosque of Gamal El-Din El-Ustadar

The Mosque of Gamal EI-Din El-Ustadar locates few meters downward Bab El-Nasr Street and in front of the Sabil-Kuttab and Wikala of Oda Basha. It is mainly a complex that involves a Sabil standing on

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Mosque of Khushqadam al -Ahmadi

Mosque of Khushqadam al -Ahmadi

The Mosque of Khushqadam El-Ahmadi lies in El-Seyufia Street that opens with the vegetable market. The mosque is close to the mosque of Sayyida Sakayna , one of the family members of Prophet Mohammed

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Mosque of Mahmoud Muharram

Mosque of Mahmoud Muharram

The Mosque of Mahmoud Muharram situates in El Gamaliya Street. It was erected by Hajj Mahmoud Muharram El-Fayumy who was one of the prominent merchants in the Ottoman period. The mosque is admired for

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Mosque of Mahmoud Pasha

Mosque of Mahmoud Pasha

The Mosque of Khushqadam El-Ahmadi lies in El-Seyufia Street that opens with the vegetable market. The mosque is close to the mosque of Sayyida Sakayna , one of the family members of Prophet Mohammed

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Mosque of Maleka Safiya

Mosque of Maleka Safiya

The Mosque of Maleka Safiya is 200 meters downward Mohamed Ali St in the side street of Sikket El-Maleka. Northward the mosque stands the Sabil-Kuttab of Mustafa El-Muhasibgi surrounded by a number of

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Mosque of Marzuq El-Ahmadi

Mosque of Marzuq El-Ahmadi

The Mosque of Marzuq El-Ahmady lies in Bab El-Nasr street next to the Mosque of Mahmoud Muharram . It was erected by Marzouq El-Ahmadi in the Ottoman Period. He was one of the prominent followers of t

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Mosque of Mostafa Fadil Pasha

Mosque of Mostafa Fadil Pasha

The Mosque of Marzuq El-Ahmady lies in Bab El-Nasr street next to the Mosque of Mahmoud Muharram . It was erected by Marzouq El-Ahmadi in the Ottoman Period. He was one of the prominent followers of t

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Mosque of sit Hadaq

Mosque of sit Hadaq

The Mosque of Sit Hadaq stands in a small street eastward Sharia Port Said Opposite to El Madrasa El Khidewiya . It was established by Sit Hadaq (Lady Hadaq) or Sit Musk as she was known. She was one

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Mosque of Yusuf Agha El-Hin

Mosque of Yusuf Agha El-Hin

The Mosque of Yusuf Agha El Hin lies in the intersection of Sharia Port Said and Sharia Mohammed Ali, few meters away from the Islamic Museum. It was constructed by Yusuf Agha El-Hin who was a promine

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