The Blue Mosque is another interesting example of Islamic architecture.
Mohammed Ali Mosque
The Mohammed Ali Mosque is on the top of the Citadel of Cairo and built between 1824 and 1857 in the Ottoman style by Mohammad Ali Pasha.
An important mosque.
The Citadel is often referred to as The Citadel Mosque, but in fact it's more correctly known as the “Citadel Fortress” and is home to more than one mosque and a collection of museums. Sitting on the skyline overlooking Cairo from the east it's visible from most neighbourhoods in the city and dates back to the 12th Century when it was a fortress in the truest sense of the word and a site of many famous and protracted battles. The view from the Citadel gives the visitor a sense of just how militarily useful the site was; it towers over the city and attackers would have had a hard time breaching its ten-foot thick walls after the daunting climb. Now it offers unparalleled views over Cairo's cityscape and shouldn't be missed either for the wonderful birds-eye view of the city or for the chance to see a part of one of the most important parts of Egyptian history.
The largest mosque in The Citadel is the Mosque of Muhammed Ali, otherwise known as the Alabaster Mosque because of the white stone's extensive use in the walls. It's this mosque which most people associate with the Citadel, with its domed roofs and minaret spires making a very photogenic and inspiring sight. Non-Muslim visitors of both sexes are welcome to enter and admire the incredible artwork on the insides of the domes, but are expected to conform to acceptable dress – suitable coverings are provided – and shoes must be removed.