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Muayyad Mosque (El), Cairo

Muayyad Mosque (El) - Cairo, Egypt
Muayyad Mosque (El)
Taht El Rabie Street, Cairo, EgyptMap
+20 2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

The tale of the construction of the el Muayyad Mosque is an interesting one. The mosque was actually constructed by Sultan el Muayyad in 1415, and the story goes that the sultan had once been incarcerated in a prison that once stood on the very same location. The sultan, despairing of his dismal situation, vowed that if he were ever freed, he would demolish the prison and construct a mosque in its place. The sultan was eventually set free, and did not forget his promise.

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Muayyad Mosque (El) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Opera.
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