The Blue Mosque, also known as the Aqsunqur Mosque, is the largest mosque in Cairo's Bab al-Wazir district and an outstanding example of early Mamluk religious architecture. It includes a mausoleum and an impressive prayer courtyard, which was built in 1347 by Amir Aqsunqur.
Jama'a Al -Aqsunqur (Blue Mosque)
The Aqsunqur Ibrahim Agha Mosque is Mustafzan or Ibrahim Agha Mosque, or what is known as "the Blue Mosque", one of the Islamic architectural masterpieces in Egypt. It was built by Prince Aq Sunqur al-Salari, one of the Mamelukes of Sultan Qalawun in the Al-Darb Al-Ahmar district, Bab Al-Wazir Street, Cairo Governorate, to be «a beacon Blue »lights up the area.
This mosque was originally established by the Mamluk prince Shams al-Din Aq Sunqur al-Farqani al-Silahdar in the year 676 AH / 1277 CE, but the current mosque was established by the Ottoman Prince Muhammad as two Mustaftan, and that was in 1080 AH / 1669 AD, and it is located behind the Court of Appeal in Darb Saada in Bab al-Khalq district in the central Cairo district. Its layout consists of a rectangular area, in the middle of which is an open courtyard surrounded by four iwans. The largest of them is the qibla iwan
The mosque was built in 1347 AD, in the Mamluk style over the tombs of the people of Cairo, even if digging began to lay the foundations, the builders found structures for the dead buried there, and the width of the mosque is about 80 meters and its length is 100 meters, and in its center, there is an open courtyard surrounded by four colonnades with columns, the largest of them The qibla gallery, which includes two aisles, and the remaining three aisles each.
The mosque has three doors: “one on the western façade, another in the northern façade, and the third on the eastern façade, and a shrine dome is attached to it.” The chest of the eastern portico is covered with beautiful blue tile tiles.
The main façade of the mosque is located on the western side of Bab al-Wazir Street, and in the middle of it is the main entrance that enters from the azimuth of the walls of the façade by about two meters. It is surmounted by an arch carried on ribbons, and in the middle of the entrance is a door topped by a lintel containing green and white marble "docked" on the right of the door. Its doorstep is made of stalactites made of white and green marble as well. It is surrounded on the top by a large, concave "tray". On the left, there is another row of windows.
The mosque contains a marble pulpit and its sides are made of colored marble. Its railings, knots, and helmet are decorated with a variety of decorations, and its door is crowned with a cornice from three stations of muqarnas, and it has two shutters of wood marquetry. This pulpit is considered the oldest of the few marble pulpits in the ancient mosques in Cairo.
The mosque includes a mihrab covered with marble and brick stones with floral motifs in the inner walls topped by an inscription that reads: “The Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, preached in this blessed mihrab on the night of Saturday the ninth of Dhu al-Qa'dah in the year sixty-eight and eight hundred and he is standing and prays at this honorable mosque, Ibrahim Agha Mustaftan in 1062 AH ».. and attached to it is a mausoleum dome and the chest of the eastern portico covered with beautiful blue faience tiles.
The mosque was closed for nearly 21 years since 1992 after the earthquake that struck Egypt this year, and it was restored over four years at a cost of $ 2 million, to be reopened again in 2013.
Visiting Aqsunqur Mosque in Cairo
We think the Aqsunqur Mosque is a really good place to visit, especially when you're in the city area called Islamic Cairo. This is a fascinating complex that will provide you with some truly memorable photo opportunities, regardless of which religion you follow or if you don't follow any religion at all. It's an overflowing character quite literally.
Aqsunqur Mosque is not automatically included in any of our Cairo Tour Packages or our Egypt classic Tour Packages, as it is with many other Cairo Tourist Attractions. If you're thinking of booking one of our package tours, keep this in mind.
Remember, however, that Aqsunqur Mosque can be added to any of our tours. Simply inform one of our travel specialists that you would like to visit this fantastic attraction, and they will gladly tailor your chosen tour to meet your needs.
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