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.
Photo: Maveric149, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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The Imam or Jame Sayyidna Husayn is a mosque and mausoleum of Husayn ibn Ali, originally built in 1154, and then later reconstructed in 1874. is situated 240 metres north of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Berthold Werner, CC BY 3.0.

Abdeen Palace is a historic palace, and one of the official residences and the principal workplace of the President of Egypt, located above Qasr el-Nil Street in eastern , . is situated 1½ km west of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Néfermaât, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is a university in , . is situated 220 metres east of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Tentoila, Public domain.

The Mosque of Al Salih Tala'i is a late Fatimid-era mosque built by the vizier Tala'i ibn Ruzzik in 1160. is situated 590 metres southwest of El Azhar Mosque. Photo: Casual Builder, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is the name commonly given to the core of medieval , a part of the city remarkably different from the modern Downtown district and the suburbs to the west. Photo: Ahmed Al.Badawy, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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.

is a neighborhood in downtown . The Egyptian Ministry of Interior is located there. is situated 2 km west of El Azhar Mosque.

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