Islamic cairo Half Day Tour: The Royal Mosque Al Rifai in Cairo stands opposite the grand Mosque of Sultan Hassan as an exhibit of the Khedival family's ability to measure up to the achievements of the Memluks. Not only did it mark a new era in the history of Egyptian architecture since it was the first major structure designed with the neo-Memluk style, but also, it was a bold statement in rejecting the foreign architectural forms especially those imported from Europe and Turkey.
It is the oldest intact functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It is considered the 3rd mosque which was constructed for the whole community or the congregation joined together for the Friday noon prayer. It is also rare preserved example of the art and the architecture of the classical period of Islam. It is one of the biggest mosques in Egypt occupies an area of 6.5 acres.
The Museum of Islamic Art, in Cairo, Egypt, is considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Five hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.