Mosque of Ar-Rifai
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Massive yet elegant, this great structure is regarded as the finest piece of early-Mamluk architecture in Cairo. It was built between...
A little further down the street from the Amir Taz Palace, behind a green door with an Italian Institute sign, this museum is...
Amir Taz Palace
Walking west along busy Sharia al-Saliba eventually leads to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun. A short detour north on Sharia Suyufiyya brings...
Mosque of Ar-Rifai information
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.