This a bit vintage postcard shows the Mosque of Muhammad Ali is the most popular Islamic mosque among tourists. This mosque is also sometimes referred to as the Alabaster Mosque due to its extensive use of that stone on some of the exterior walls and other surfaces.

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The mosque, the largest such structure built during the first half of the 19th century, is more impressive at a distance than close up. Though there its artistic merit is questionable, it is an unparalleled contribution to the skyline of Cairo, visible high atop the Citadel grounds.

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Satellite image of the Mosque of Muhammad, Citadel, Cairo

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Citadel – Cairo – Egypt

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