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Al-Nassir Mohamed Mosque

A Mamluk Touch in Cairo's Citadel

A Mamluk Touch in Cairo's Citadel

One of the three mosques in the Cairo Citadel, Al-Nassir Mohamed mosque may seem minuscule next to the Mohamed Ali Mosque, it is however the only remaining Mamluk contribution to the Citadel.

Dating back to 1318, the mosque has two minarets, differing in shape and height. Note the beautifully carved wooden ceiling that is still in good shape. The glazed blue and green tiles that adorn the minarets are unusual for the mosques of Egypt and are also quite lovely. As you walk through this lovely old mosque it is hard to believe that it was once used as a stable!

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