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Cairo



Cairo
Introduction

1. Modern Cairo

2. The National Museum

3. al-Azhar Mosque

4. Old Cairo

5. Hanging church

6. Coptic museum

7. Coptic churches

8. The synagogue

9. Fustat

10. Mosque of Amr

11. Ibn Tulun Mosque

12. Khan el-Khalili

13. The Citadel

14. Muhammad Ali Mosque

15. Sultan al-Nasir Mosque

16. Suleyman Pasha Mosque

17. The bloody museums

18. Panorama of Cairo

Practicalities

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CAIRO


Intro



Modern Cairo

National Museum

al-Azhar mosque


Old Cairo

Ibn Tulun Mosque

Khan el-Khalili


The Citadel

Muhammad Ali Mosque

Sultan al-Nasir Mosque

Suleyman Pasha Mosque

The bloody museums

The panorama

Map

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Sultan al-Nasir Mosque

Cairo, Egypt: Sultan al-Nasir Mosque

Cairo, Egypt: Sultan al-Nasir Mosque

This mosque was built in 1334 by the sultan who has given it its name. It is today the only well-preserved Mameluke structure in the Citadel. It has two minarets and two entrances, of which one was reserved for the sultan.
It used to be more beautiful, but in 1517 all marble panels of the interior were removed and shipped off to Istanbul. Still the mosque has a couple of attractions, like the arcade courtyard, and the original minaret. The minarets were covered with ceramic tiles by Persian craftsmen.



By Tore Kjeilen