Mosque of Aslam al-Silahdar
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Mosque of Aslam al-Silahdar information
As the closest monument to the Bab al-Mahruq entrance to Al-Azhar Park , this mosque makes a good landmark for finding your way there. The 14th-century structure is distinguished by beautiful stone-inlay floors, intricate carved-stucco medallions in the walls and a beautiful tiled dome. Across the square is a gallery selling neighbourhood handicrafts. Coming from Bab Zuweila , to find the mosque (and Bab al-Mahruq) walk east behind the Mosque of Qijmas al-Ishaqi.