Aqsunqur Mosque

Aqsunqur Mosque

Aqsunqur Mosque, also Ibrahim Agha Mosque or the Blue Mosque, is a historic mosque located in Cairo, Egypt. It was built in 1347 AD by Emir Shams ad-Din Aqsunqur during the reign of the Bahri Mamluk Sultan Al-Muzaffar Hajji. The mosque also serves as a funerary complex, containing the mausoleums of its founder and its principal restorer, Ibrahim Agha al-Mustahfizan. Aqsunqur 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: 14th 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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