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When you are in Cairo don’t miss the Islamic part of Cairo. In this tour you will see the three main mosques in the city that resembles three different architectural styles covering three eras. Rifai mosque, Mosque and Madrassa of Sultan Hassan and Ibn Tulun mosque.
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The tour guide will pick you up from the hotel then you will be transferred to start your full day tour to Islamic Cairo to see The Rifai Mosque was built in the 19th Century in an architectural style that imitates its neighbour. Many of Egypt’s Royal Family and the Shah of Iran are buried here. Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan The Mosque of Sultan Hassan covers an area of 7,900 m 2 and is considered one of the largest mosques in the whole world. It was built in the mid 14th century and includes 4 Madrassas which are schools of theology and a mausoleum which is illuminated by the sun in the early morning. Ibn Tulun Mosque an Iraqi hybrid. One of Egypt’s oldest and largest mosques, that should not be missed owing to its helical minarets inspired by the minarets of Samarra. Was built be Ibn Tulun who was appointed by the Caliph of Baghdad to rule Egypt. The décor of the mosque although simple but gives an example of classical Islamic architecture inspired by Iraqi models. The view from top of its minarets is fascinating for both modern and ancient Cairo. it is also one of the most unusual owing to its heavy Iraqi influence. At the end of the tour return back to your hotel.