Al-Azhar Mosque

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The Al Azhar Mosque holds an important place in Islamic history, attached to the eponymous university that has been an influential center for Islamic learning and theology over the ages since 972 AD. The architecture has elements from different periods reflecting the evolving sensibilities of subsequent rulers of Egypt.



About Al-Azhar Mosque

 Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Al-Azhar Mosque and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Al-Hakim Mosque

Al-Hakim Mosque(1 km)
Named after Fatimid Caliph Imam Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, the Al-Hakim Mosque dates back to 992 AD.

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo(0.6 km)
Islamic Cairo refers to the historical area in Cairo that was founded in 969 by the Fatimid caliphs as Al Qahira, comprising palaces and government institutions enclosed by ramparts.

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan(1.6 km)
The Mosque - Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is one of the largest mosques in the world, spread over 7906 m2 near the Citadel in Cairo.

Al-Rifa'i Mosque

Al-Rifa'i Mosque(1.5 km)
The Al-Rifa'i Mosque was constructed in 2 phases between 1869 and 1912, as a larger replacement for the previous zawiya (shrine) of Islamic saint Ahmad al-Rifa'i.

Bab Zuweila

Bab Zuweila(0.6 km)
Bab Zuweila is one of the 3 remaining city gates in the medieval walls of Al-Qahira (Old City of Cairo), controlling traffic to the south of the city.

Gayer-Anderson Museum

Gayer-Anderson Museum(2.2 km)
Housed in the medieval Bayt al-Kiritliya mansion that was built against the walls of the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the Gayer-Anderson Museum showcases domestic architecture from the 16th– 17thcentury.

Saladin Citadel

Saladin Citadel(1.8 km)
The Saladin Citadel on Mokattam Hill in Cairo was laid out in the 12thcentury by Ayyubid king Salah al-Din or Saladin to protect the city from the Crusaders.

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali(1.9 km)
Commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 19th century, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in the Citadel of Cairo was built in the memory of his son, Muhammad Ali Jr.

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