Aqsunqur Mosque

Interesting
The mosque is recognisable by its cylindrical minaret with balconies seemingly propped up by stalactite sculptures. It was built in 1346 by Emir Al-Sunqur then restored by an Ottoman officer, Agha Moudtahfizan, following an earthquake. The main attractions of the building are its minbar with its polychrome marble sides; the earthenware tiles with floral motifs from Iran covering the south iwan of the prayer room, added in 1651 during the restoration, have earned it the name "Blue Mosque".

Useful information

Address:

Sharie Bab al-Wazir Al-Qahirah

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