Mohamed Ali Mosque

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This mosque is also known as the Alabster Mosque because of its alabaster walls and amazingly decorated green and golden domes. Mohamed Ali was Egypt's ruler during the first half of last century and built this mosque where he is buried.

From the courtyard, visitors may have a view across the city, theoretically to the pyramids in Giza, if visibility allows (not very chancy, due to the intense air pollution - we only saw the buildings down the hill). It is situated at the Citadel, a fortified area built in 1176 by Salah ad-Din to protect it against attacks by the Crusaders.

Citadel Complex
Salah Salem Highway
Cairo, Egypt
20 2 512 9619

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