The Mosque of Al-Maridani
Set amidst the hustle and bustle of Cairo, in the Darb Al-Ahmar district, lies the very serene 14th century mosque of Al-Maridani which houses an interior garden with trees and running water, where birds come to play in the heat of the city.
The mosque features a mixture of architectural styles, some of its columns are taken from ancient Egyptian monuments, and you can also find Islamic, Christian, Ottoman, and even Roman styles.
Its mashrabiya screens as well as the wooden ceiling are spectacular, and the stained glass windows are stunning.
Sit in the courtyard and relax among the trees and the beautiful setting of this mosque, while you listen to the call to prayer rising from its beautiful minarets.