Cairo Citadel Mosque Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha

Cairo Citadel Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha at Historic Cairo in Egypt
Cairo Citadel Mosque by Dan

Cairo Citadel Mosque, also called the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or the Alabaster Mosque, is a mosque in the Citadel of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1830 and 1848 by Muhammad Ali Pasha. This Ottoman mosque, the largest one built in the first half of the 19th century, is on top of the citadel. It is the most visible mosque in Cairo because of its moving silhouette and twin minarets. This mosque was made to honor Muhammad Ali’s oldest son, Tusun Pasha, who died in 1816. Along with the citadel, this mosque is one of Cairo’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions. It is also one of the first things you see as you approach the city from any direction. Image by Dan is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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