Al-Hussein Mosque

Al-Hussein Mosque

Al-Hussain Mosque is a mosque located in Cairo, Egypt, near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar. It is named for Imam Hussain ibn Ali and considered to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Egypt. Built in 1154 AD during the Fatimid rule, the mosque was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Historic Cairo.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Cairo Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Cairo

Date of Inscription: 1979

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