That not so large Mosque as it is the Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque within the walls of the Citadel,
is located to a gardens in a cramped corner of the Citadel. It is much older than the Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque, in fact it was the first mosque,built by the Ottoman rulers, way back in 1528.
If You look more attentively, You may see, that its design is fully Ottoman, but one exception, and that is, that entrance leads directly into the prayer hall, not a courtyard.The reason for that, is the little space here.
The decorations are quite something here, among the finest of any mosque of Cairo.
For instance,the mihrab is covered with marble, and that telling us about the influence of preceding Mameluke dynasty. Also ceiling of cupole is beautifully painted and coloured, full of characteric islamic ornaments.
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