Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, Cairo

#30 of 48 in Historic Sites in Cairo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Featured on the Egyptian one-pound note, Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay is one of the most representative examples of late Egyptian Mamluk architecture. The entire funerary complex was built of stone in 1474. Admire marble mosaic floors, painted wooden ceilings, polychrome wall paneling, and wooden furniture of the richly decorated interior prayer hall. Adjacent to the mosque, you'll find the mausoleum chamber with the sultan's tomb and an alleged footprint of the Prophet Muhammad. A huge walled courtyard at the back features tombs of royal family members, while the brick minaret is a late Ottoman-period addition. Put Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cairo tour planning tool.
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  • Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay is a historic mosque in Islamic Cairo that was a historical complex of mosque, madrasa, a Sufi lodgings. Built during the Mamluk period, the architecture with...  more »
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