The most important religious monuments in Cairo
1 – Amr ibn al-Aas mosque Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque
One of Cairo’s most important landmarks is the Old Cairo district, one of Cairo’s most bustling neighborhoods. The Mosque of Amr ibn al-Aas derives its importance from being the first mosque in Africa and a platform of the previous forensic science platforms before the establishment of Al-Azhar, in addition to the splendor and beauty of its distinctive Islamic design from home and abroad, and a high degree of spirituality and tranquility.
The mosque was replaced by the tent of the Islamic leader Amr ibn al-Aas in 641 AD and later included the burial of his son Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-Aas.
The Hanging Church
It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Cairo, but tourism in Egypt and the most attractive to the visits of local people interested in the historical aspects of their country before tourists from all over the world to tourism in Egypt.
The church, the oldest of its kind in Cairo, also called the Church of the Virgin Mary, is not limited to visiting Christians only, but visitors from different religions and nationalities come to it with its distinctive and unique building. The church is founded without pillars, Sacred and holy family journey.
The Mosque of Amr ibn al-Aas, the Hanging Church and the Jewish Temple of Ibn Ezra meet in one compound known as the Complex of Religions, each of which distances slightly from the other.
3 – Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque
This is one of the oldest mosques in the heart of the city, which has retained its original form since its establishment in the late 9th century AD by the ruler Ahmed ibn Tulun until this time, as well as being the largest mosque in Cairo.
The high-rise Ibn Tulun Mosque features its famous minaret on its roof where you can climb up and enjoy the air frescoes and see the old Cairo from above.
4- Al-Azhar mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque or Al-Azhar Mosque is one of Cairo’s most important religious landmarks not only at the level of worship and spirituality but at the level of the study of forensic sciences and the world over a thousand years.
In addition, the Al-Azhar Mosque represents the foreign tourist as an architectural masterpiece that can not be missed through its three minarets dating back to the 14th-16th centuries and its vast spacious courtyard dating back to the older history.
5- Mosque of Hussein Mosque of El-Hussein
If you have visited the Al-Azhar Mosque, there is no need to go far away. Two of the most famous tourist attractions in Cairo are the Hussein Mosque and Khan Al Khalili Street. The mosque, which has a high sanctity and spirituality, especially among the city’s residents, is believed to be buried under the head of Imam Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
The ancient mosque, which dates back to the Fatimid era, has a distinctive architectural design that combines two styles. The general design is derived from Gothic architecture and cylindrical minarets with cones of Ottoman architecture. The white marble is also used to build the pillars of the mosque from the inside and its three doors, The famous Khalili.
In the evening, specifically during the holy month of Ramadan, the perimeter of the mosque turns into one of the best places to stay in Cairo, where restaurants and cafes and popular atmosphere, which is a new experience distinctive for many will live only during tourism in Cairo.
One of the best tourist sites in Cairo dating back to the Fatimid and Mamluk periods, which was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the late seventies. The archeological street is one of the most important places of departure in Cairo for lovers of Islamic architectural buildings and its distinctive architectural designs. Most of the building designs in this street are characterized by beautiful Fatimid, Mamluk and Ottoman architecture, which were restored to preserve them.
The street includes a large number of ancient mosques such as the Mosque of the Governor in Ammarullah, the mosque of Sultan Qalawun, Al-Moayyed Mosque, Al-Okmar Mosque and a number of ancient schools such as Al-Kamiliya School, Al-Zaher Barqouq School and a number of important archaeological buildings such as Kabab Zuwaila and Bab Al-Fotouh. Between a group of old and ancient Cairo neighborhoods such as Al-Fustat, Al Hussein and Al-Zaher. This is in addition to a large collection of shops selling antiques, souvenirs and copper and gold works, which makes it a distinctive opportunity for the tourist to acquire what he wanted from the gifts that reflect the Egyptian heritage culture.
The night is considered one of the best places to stay in Cairo especially in the holy month of Ramadan. It is also the venue for musical and musical concerts, in which a number of Egyptian songs and musical compositions are presented, along with cultural evenings organized by the cultural houses of the street, .
7 – Mohammed Ali Mosque Mohamed Ali Mosque
It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Cairo. Where you can enjoy great views of all of Cairo and the Egyptian pyramids.
Built in the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha during the 19th century, this mosque has magnificent silver-colored minarets that surround its outer space. It is visible from the inside because of its height of 270 feet. This is in addition to the splendor of the interior of the inner courtyard of the mosque, which is adorned with white marble.
- Sultan Hassan Mosque
Is one of the most important tourist attractions in Cairo, which has a majestic Islamic design that dates back to the time of the Mamluks and specifically the 14th century under the reign of Sultan Hassan Mamluk.
Sultan Hassan Mosque is particularly important for its beauty and its architectural design, from being classified as one of the largest mosques in the world to being one of the most important schools of forensic science in Egypt against the background of the four schools of thought. Instead of a mosque.
- Al-Bayt Mosque
These are four famous mosques located in the old neighborhoods of Cairo, which bear the same names as the mosques of the Prophet Muhammad, including the Imam Hussein Mosque, the Sayeda Zeinab Mosque, the Sayyida Nafisa Mosque, the Sayyida Aisha Mosque. The four Mosques have a high sanctity for the local population, in addition to their outstanding Islamic spirituality and designs.