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  Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar - Dec 07
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  • Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar - Dec 07 - Cairo
      Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar - Dec 07
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  • The entrance to the mosque - Dec 07 - Cairo
      The entrance to the mosque - Dec 07
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  • The sabil and its Ottoman Baroque style - Dec 07 - Cairo
      The sabil and its Ottoman Baroque style - Dec 07
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  • Old man walking by the sabil, Mar 2016 - Cairo
      Old man walking by the sabil, Mar 2016
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  • Mosque-Sabil Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar, Mar 2016 - Cairo
      Mosque-Sabil Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar, Mar 2016
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Located a short distance south of Bab el-Futuh, the Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar is an Ottoman-period complex. It was built in 1839 by Suleiman Agha who was the armorer (silahdar) in charge of the arsenal during the reign of the semiautonomous Muhammad Ali Pasha, founder of modern Egypt. The complex consists of a mosque and a charitable fountain, both of which were built in the signature Ottoman-Baroque style of the period, known for its floral motifs and curves blending European and Islamic traditions. The minaret of the mosque is of the slender pencil-shaped type, seen in Istanbul.

Address: Sharia al-Muizz Ledin Illah, Mediaeval Cairo

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