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Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi

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Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi

159 Reviews
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SOQ2010 wrote a review Oct 2020
Medford, Massachusetts1,686 contributions106 helpful votes
It opens only for prayer times because of covid .The only place i saw destitute and beggars outside the masjid in Alexandria.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Linda Y wrote a review May 2020
Frisco, Texas3,706 contributions2,767 helpful votes
This gorgeous cream-colored Islamic mosque is dedicated to a 13th century Muslim saint. Built on the site of an earlier 18th century mosque that covered the saint’s tomb, today’s mosque was last restored in 1943. It is impressive, both inside and out. Women and men worship separately and have separate entrances (first time I experienced this in a mosque). Ladies bring a head cover; shoes are left at the entrances. We visited with a guide who waited for us by the ladies’ side door. When we were done inside, we took a walk around to the back of the mosque. It is a shame the area is littered with so much trash.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh129 contributions62 helpful votes
The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque of Alexandria is dedicated to the 13th century Murcian Andalusi Sufi saint Abul Abbas al-Mursi, his tomb is built inside. Located in a crowded narrow lane in the Anfoushi neighborhood of Alexandria, near the Citadel of Qaitbay. The mosque was redesigned and built in today's current form by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi in the years 1929/1945, and was highly influenced by Egypt's Old Cairo buildings and architecture. The complex is huge. The entrance of the mosque is used by Men. The mosque also has the place for the female to say their prayer. The mosque is an active place of worship. At the time of visiting the mosque women need to cover their heads; arms and legs and all visitors will need to leave their shoes prior to entering the mosque.
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Date of experience: February 2020
117mrunalinis wrote a review Mar 2020
Vadodara, India600 contributions63 helpful votes
The mosque is in working condition and we need to follow their rules of religion during visit .cover you head with stole or scarf.The complex is huge with three mosques inside .The entrance of the mosque is used by Men and for women,take side path to enter.They have shoes stand outside entrance.Though it is free the people standing nearby ,ask for money .
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Date of experience: March 2020
Kaushik G wrote a review Feb 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India93 contributions24 helpful votes
One of the attractions in the city due to its architecture but its of modern age and not part of Egyptian Pharoahnic era. Located in a crowded narrow lane.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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