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The Most Remarkable Islamic Monuments in Cairo

Nicknamed as the city of the thousand minarets, Cairo hosts a huge number of Islamic monuments dating to various dynasties and periods of history. There are over thousands of Islamic monuments in the Egyptian capitals. However, there are several highlights that tourists who visit Egypt should never miss.

There is the Mosque of Amr ibn El Aas, the first to be established in Egypt and in the African continent. Constructed around the middle of the 7th century when Moslems conquered Egypt, the mosque was rebuilt and renovated many times. Nevertheless, it still preserves its glory.

The Mosque of Sultan Hassan is among the most amazing constructions of the Mamluks in Egypt. Constructed in the 14th century, the Mosque is one of the largest and most marvelous in Egypt.

There is also the Mosque of Ahmed ibn Tulun. Built in the 9th century, the mosque is the oldest in the country that preserves most of its original parts and ornaments. The Mosque of Mohamed Ali in the Saladin Citadel is also not to be missed by tourists who travel to Egypt.

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