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“Sufi Dancing with the locals -going back in time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mosque-Madrassa of al Ghouri

Mosque-Madrassa of al Ghouri
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Sufi Dancing with the locals -going back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

A step back in time seeing the Sufi Dancing with thelocals. This felt more like a step back in time considering what we experienced was something little changed for 2000 years?

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Richly decorated mosque from the late-Mamluk era”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is actually one of the most richly decorated mosques in Cairo, as it is one of the last great buildings built by the Mamluk sultans before Egypt was conquered by the Turkish Ottomans in the 16th century.

The beautiful facade of the building and the elaborate canopy of its entrance portal are faced by a nearly identical facade of the building opposite housing al-Ghuri's mausoleum (which requires its own entrance fee), thus framing the street in a kind of royal symmetry. (The only downside is that the street seemed to be under reconstruction at the time so it may be a bit messy.) The inside of the mosque is richly decorated with carved stone, marble paneling, painted ceilings, and a complex marble mosaic for the mihrab (prayer niche).

It's sometimes busy but like any other mosque you can visit outside prayer times and just give a small donation on your way out.

Visited August 2011
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