The Mohammed Ali Mosque

Mohamed Ali Mosque

Sitting imposingly atop Salahadin’s Citadel in Islamic Cairo is the Mohammed Ali Mosque, built in the early 19th century by the Ottoman ruler of Cairo. It’s twin minarets add to the those of the ‘City of a Thousand Minarets’ whilst its domes, one seemingly built atop another, give it an air of authority, even though it is far younger than the other mosques it looks out over. Inside a huge chandelier dominates the prayer hall. Many connoisseurs of Islamic architecture criticise its design, but whatever one thinks its hard to ignore.

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