Religious Sites in Cairo

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Religious Sites in Cairo

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Name Category Location
 
Al-Azhar Mosque and University
Originally built in AD 970 by the conquering Fatimid caliph al-Mu'iz...
Religious Sites, Educational Institutions Islamic Cairo South
 
Al-Rifa'i Mosque
Although it appears neo-Mamluk in style, this mosque was not...
Religious Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Ben Ezra Synagogue
Originally the Church of Saint Michael, the synagogue is named...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue
This unusual concrete block with a subtle art nouveau floral...
Religious Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Church of Saint Barbara
Named for a young Nicodemian woman who was killed by her pagan...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Church of Saint Mercurius
Yet another Roman legionary, Mercurius, or Abu Sayfayn ("of the...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Church of Saint Sergius
Known in Arabic as 'Abu Serga, this church is dedicated to two...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
The Citadel
Until Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi arrived in Cairo in 1168, local...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Complex of Amir Shaykhu
Flanking Shar'a Saliba, this mosque and khanqah were built by...
Religious Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Convent of Saint George
This convent's namesake holds a special place in the hearts of...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Coptic Patriarchate of Cairo
There are now four active monasteries in Wadi Natrun: Deir Anba...
Religious Sites The Wadi Natrun Monasteries
 
Deir al-Sourian
When you exit Deir Anba Bishoi, turn left, and a 10-minute walk...
Religious Sites The Wadi Natrun Monasteries
 
Deir Anba Baramus
This is thought to be the oldest monastic settlement in the wadi...
Religious Sites The Wadi Natrun Monasteries
 
Deir Anba Bishoi
If only by virtue of its accessibility, Deir Anba Bishoi has...
Religious Sites The Wadi Natrun Monasteries
 
The Hanging Church
Known in Arabic as al-Muallaqah ("the suspended"), the church...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Madrasa and Mausoleum of Taghribardi
This small but impressive complex was built in 1440 by the executive...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Madrasa of Sarghatmish
Completed in 1356 by the emir who succeeded Shaykhu, Sarghatmish...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Mosque and Madrasa of Barquq
The first of the Circassian Mamluk Sultans, Barquq assumed power...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Hassan...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Mosque and Tomb of Qijmas al-Ishaqi
Restored in the early part of the 20th century, this complex...
Religious Sites, Memorials / Monuments Islamic Cairo South
 
Mosque of ‘Amr Ibn al-'Aas
Built in 642 following the conquest of Egypt, this was the first...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Mosque of al-Aqmar
The name of the mosque means "the moonlit" and refers to the...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque of al-Hakim
Originally built in AD 1010 by the Fatimid Khalifa (caliph) al-Hakim...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque of Altunbugha al-Maridani
Built by a son-in-law of Sultan Nasir al-Muhammad who died at...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
This huge congregational mosque was built in 879 by Ahmad Ibn...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Mosque of Mu'ayyad Shaykh
The Sultan Mu'ayyad chose this site because he was once imprisoned...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Mosque of Wazir al-Salih Tala'i
Built in 1160, this is one of the last Fatimid structures constructed...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Sayyidna al-Husayn Mosque
One of the holiest sites in Egypt, the mosque was originally...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
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