El Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar Mosque, known simply in Egypt as Al-Azhar, is an mosque in . Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970.

Landmarks in the Area

University
Al-Azhar University is a university in , . is situated 210 meters east of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Tentoila, Public domain.

Mosque
The -Hussein Mosque is a mosque and mausoleum originally built in 1154, then later reconstructed in 1874. is situated 240 meters north of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Berthold Werner, CC BY 3.0.

Mosque
The Mosque of Amir Qijmas al-Ishaqi or Abu Hurayba Mosque is a late Mamluk-era mosque in , . is situated 560 meters southwest of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Sailko, CC BY 3.0.

Mosque
The Mosque of Sultan al-Mu'ayyad is a Mosque in , next to Bab Zuwayla built by the Mamluk sultan Al-Mu'ayyad Sayf ad-Din Shaykh from whom it takes its name. is situated 560 meters southwest of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Nizar Barrak, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

Neighborhood
El Daher, or El Zaher, is one of the districts of , . is situated 2 km northwest of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Suburb
Bab al-Louq is a neighborhood in downtown . The Egyptian Ministry of Interior is located here. is situated 2 km west of El Azhar Mosque.

Suburb
Boulaq, is a district of , in . It neighbours , Azbakeya, and the River Nile. is situated 3 km northwest of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: CaiEg, Public domain.

Neighborhood
Old Cairo is a historic area in , , which includes the site of a Roman-era fortress and of Islamic-era settlements pre-dating the Fatimid founding of proper in 969 A.D. is situated 4 km southwest of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Baldiri, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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