Mosque of Ar-Rifai
- Islamic Cairo
- admission E£20
Lonely Planet review for Mosque of Ar-Rifai
Opposite the grand mosque, the Mosque of Ar-Rifai is constructed on a similarly grand scale, begun in 1869 and not finished until 1912. Members of modern Egypt’s royal family, including Khedive Ismail and King Farouk, are buried inside, as is the last shah of Iran. Their tombs lie to the left of the entrance.