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  • Address: Sharia al-Muizz, Darb al-Ahmar
  • Hours: Open daily, dawn to dusk
  • Admission: Mosque admission: 7.15 L.E

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El Mu'ayyad Mosque

The red-and-white-striped Mosque of al-Mu'ayyad (the Red Mosque), built on the site where its patron Mamluk Sultan al-Mu'ayyad had earlier been imprisoned, displays a particularly grand entrance portal, dripping with stalactite vaulting; the interior is equally lavish. The mosque was completed in 1421 and was considered the finest built in Cairo.

It is one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Egypt with a dome and two minarets standing at the southern gate. Originally all four sides were equally decorated and all considered front facades and entrances. It has intricate stone carvings, bronze doors, inlaid mosaic patterning and a painted floral pattern ceiling. The central pavilion with the ablutions fountain is unusually large. Inside an entrance hall leads to the tombs of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad and his son.

Practical Info

The best way to get around Cairo is to hire a private car and guide. 

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2-Day Private Guided Tour to Giza, Saqqara, Dahshur and Cairo including Camel Ride, Felucca ... 
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2-Day Private Guided Tour to Giza, Saqqara, Dahshur and Cairo including Camel Ride, Felucca Sailing, Dinner Cruise and Sound and Light Show

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Do it all in two days. The target of this private tour is for you to visit all major pyramid sites in Saqqara, Dahshur and Giza, Admire the treasures of the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $150.00
8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and ... 
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8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo

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On this private tour several activities are involved and different periods of ancient history of Egypt covered as you will visit the pyramids of Giza, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra, Cairo, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

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Discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians on a private tour through Old Cairo. Visit Abu Serga where the Holy family sort refuge, and Ben ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.00
4-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara, Dahshur, Giza and Cairo including Lunches and Airport ... 
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4-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara, Dahshur, Giza and Cairo including Lunches and Airport Transfers

This private tour is a perfect choice if you want to be looked after from your arrival at Cairo airport until your departure. Learn all about the development ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $121.43
Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates and Bazaar including Lunch, Cairo, Multi-day ... 
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Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates and Bazaar including Lunch

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Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.00
Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Enjoy a full day exploring the most prominent places of worship and significant areas of Cairo. You will Visit the Church of Abu Sergah and St. Barbara, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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2-Day Private Guided Tour of highlights in Cairo and Giza, Cairo, City Tours
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2-Day Private Guided Tour of highlights in Cairo and Giza

Make the best and the most out of your stay in Cairo with this private tour that includes all the major sites of Cairo and Giza in 2 days.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $104.00
Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Multi-day Tours
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Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara

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Discover Memphis and Sakkara, two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures. Sakkara is home to the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and Memphis was the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

From USD $48.00
Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress, Cairo, Private ... 
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Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

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Take a guided tour of Coptic Cairo to visit some of the oldest Christian churches in the world and even retrace steps taken by Mary and Joseph thousands of ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
2-Day Private Guided Tour for Families around Saqqara, Dahshur, Giza, the Egyptian Museum and Old ... 
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2-Day Private Guided Tour for Families around Saqqara, Dahshur, Giza, the Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo

This private tour is a perfect choice for families with kids or teenagers, as it combines rich context, insight with fun, safety and taste of adventure. Follow ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $57.14

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