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Gray Mosque (El-Aqmar Mosque)

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Address: Cairo, Egypt

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Ancient Shiite (Ismaili) mosque

This Fatimid mosque (1125) has a great façade on Sharia al-Muizz and is older than most of the surrounding Mamluk buildings. You can visit for a little baksheesh.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Fatimid mosque (1125) has a great façade on Sharia al-Muizz and is older than most of the surrounding Mamluk buildings. You can visit for a little baksheesh.

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Tinsukia, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a small mosque one will pass by on El Moez street. It is notable for its facade, which is elaborately decorated with inscriptions and geometric carving. Also the facade follows the line of the street whereas the inside angles towards the orientation of Mecca. We didn’t even need to enter the mosque and could observe it right from... More 

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Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

It's very nice masjid at the begining of Al Moez ledin Allah Alfatemy street neer bab al fotouh (Al Fotouh Gate) of old cairo has a court (sahn) and nice member to say the khotba from

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Mumbai
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

A small but very beautiful and amazingly decorated mosque... It has been renovated but it's built in the same old original designs.

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Thank huz52
Cairo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Known as the smallest mosque in historical Cairo, Al-Aqmar mosque facade is a perfect example of classical islamic architecture. On the other hand, the interior of the mosque isn't as amazing as it's exterior but it's worth a look. Should pass by if in Muizz area

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This mosque was built by imam Amir (ra) in cairo. The facade is a masterpiece. It depicts many fatemid aspects. Every detail has an importance pages and pages long. The Imam had a message behind building this mosque. One needs to carefully look at each detail to understand the art. The facade had been partly destroyed over the yrs. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

The decorated facade of this mosque marks a new development in the architectural history of Cairo's mosques, and it is also one of the few of its kind, dating from the Fatimid period. Now restored, the mosque retains its beautiful facade but sadly the inside was modernised at the same time and it's obvious that almost nothing remains of the... More 

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