Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque
was built in 1830 and completed in 1857. It took about 27 years.
It was designed by a Turkish architect, using a Turkish multi-layered large round roof and a slender pencil-like minaret.
the roof is 52 meters from
the ground and 21 meters in diameter, located in the Saladin Citadel in the old town of Cairo.
The entire building has a Turkish architectural style. In the southwest of the mosque,
there is a brass fence, a tomb built by the Egyptian Governor Muhammad during the Ottoman Empire. The Muhammad Ali alabaster Mosque was built in 1830 and completed in 1857.
It took 27 years to design. It was designed by Turkish architects using a Turkish-style multi-story dome and a slender pencil-like minaret large dome.
The ground is 52 meters in diameter and 21 meters in diameter, located in the Saladin Citadel in the old town of Cairo. The entire building has a Turkish architectural style.
There is a brass fence in the southwest of the mosque, the tomb of the Egyptian Governor Mohammad Ali during the Ottoman Empire, so the mosque is named after it. The clock tower is a gift from King Louis Philippe of France.
Many glass bulbs are suspended in the hall, which emits yellow light.
In 1831, Mohamed Ali generously presented the obelisk of Ramses II in the Luxor Temple to Louis Philippe,
who still stands at the Place de la Concorde in the Louvre.
Then in 1846, Fawang sent the bell tower as a gift.
Muhammad Ali was considered the father of Egyptian modernization and was buried in the temple after his death in 1848.
the type and style of Mohammed Ali mosque :
- Muhammad Ali Mosque is the integration of Eastern Islamic architectural art and European architectural art
- Turkish style.