" Qina - Mosque" Qina Transportation Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Qina Transportation: 3 reviews and 8 photos

  Qina - Mosque
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 
  • Qina - Mosque - Qina
      Qina - Mosque
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Qina - Mosque - Qina
      Qina - Mosque
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

The Maghrebi Abd el-Rahim settled in Qena upon his return from Mecca and founded a Sufi center here. Upon his death in 1195, the mosque was built above his tomb and became a place of pilgrimage. There is a huge modern mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi in the main square which attests to his importance.

We have been told that it is the greatest Mosque in the south of Egypt. Unfortunately, we have not made a stop in Qena. The caravan of buses has proceeded through the city in the direction of Luxor. Therefore I could photograph the mosque only through the window.

Mode: TO
Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 10, 2007
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