The Shorbagi Mosque is built with salvaged remnants of antiquity.
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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Sharia Faransa · interesting places nearby
Terbana Mosque information
The beautiful little Terbana Mosque stands at the junction of Sharia Faransa and Wekalet al-Limon. This entire quarter, known as Gumruk, stands on land that was underwater in the Middle Ages. Late 17th-century builders managed to incorporate bits of ancient Alexandria in the mosque’s structure, reusing two classical columns to support the minaret. The red-and-black-painted brickwork on the facade is typical of the Delta-style architecture. The Shorbagi Mosque , nearby, is also built with salvaged remnants of antiquity.