10/41.- Alexandria, the mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi


The mosque of Mursi Abul Abbas is the biggest and most wonderful mosque in Alexandria. The mosque was originally built in 1775. In 1943 the four domes and a minaret were added. Inside the mosque there is a colonnade and eight granite columns.

Most of the mosques in Alexandria can be visited by tourists. Visitors are required to dress modestly and women must cover their heads with a headscarf. Women are not allowed in the mosque of Mursi Abul Abbas' main room, they can only visit one of the side rooms. Visitors have to make a donation and leave the shoes at the entrance.

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