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"Khekia Mosque" Top 5 Page for this destination More Mosques Tip by MM212

More Mosques, Cairo: 17 reviews and 42 photos

  Khekia Mosque, Apr 2007
by MM212

Built in 1736, the Kekhia Mosque was situated at the western end of Cairo at the time. Decades later, as the new Europeanised Ismailiah district developed to the west, the older buildings around the mosque cleared way for Belle Epoque construction. This Ottoman-period mosque soon found itself absorbed by the new district and somewhat out of place as Parisian and European-style buildings rose around it. On the other side of Midan Opera was one such notable building, the Khedivial Opera House, which burnt down in 1971. Sadly, the recent decades saw taller, less attractive buildings replace some of the Belle Epoque beauties that surrounded the mosque (see photo).

Address: Midan Opera & Qasr el-Nile Street

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  • Updated May 4, 2007
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