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Address: By Bab Zuwaila, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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A lovely mosque

This mosque dates from 1420 although it feels earlier in its plan. The twin minarets of Bab Zuwaila loom over it.

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This mosque dates from 1420 although it feels earlier in its plan. The twin minarets of Bab Zuwaila loom over it.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

nice building with great panoramic views of Cairo from here . good interior decoration design and lots of marble very nice

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Reviewed 30 October 2012

This mosque was built by Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Shaykh in 1415 on the site of the prison in which he was previously jailed. It's one of the largest mosques in Cairo. The entrance portal is impressive, and the prayer hall has beautiful painted ceilings and its qibla wall and mihrabs (showing the direction of Mecca) are covered with marble panels and... More 

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