Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt. It is also known as the Mosque of a 1000 Columns.
Al Attarine Street, Alexandria, Egypt
Attarine Mosque and Nearby Attractions on Map
Alexandria National Museum(1.6 km)
The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina(1.9 km)
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast.
Citadel of Qaitbay(2.7 km)
The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century fortress on the eastern end of the Pharos Island, on the same sight as the Lighthouse of Alexandria which was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
Kom el-Shouqafa(1 km)
The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa are counted as one of the 7 wonders of the Medieval Ages.
Graeco-Roman Museum(1 km)
The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest.
Alexandria Roman Theatre(0.5 km)
The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features.
Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque(2 km)
The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas.
Pompey's Pillar(1.3 km)
Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year.
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