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Cairo has numerous monuments that grab the attention and the imagination. The Mosque of Muhammad stands out among the cityscape thanks to its striking architecture. The Mosque of Muhammad is unlike the other buildings that tower above Cairo streets in that its design is very much Ottoman and closely resembles the Mosques that were found in Istanbul. Recognizable by its large dome and twin minarets, the entire complex is quite stunning. Constructed in the 19th century, this Mosque is certainly not among the oldest to be found in this part of the world. Its popularity is due in larger part to the location and beauty which attracts tourists by the droves.
Subtle designs and drastic angles can be seen throughout The Mosque of Muhammad and the courtyard. Traditional Islamic art along with geometric designs and arabesques are not found on the structure which adds to the aura of mystery that seems to surround the complex, though the designs that are present are breathtaking. The Mosque of Muhammad has been renovated since the initial construction; once in the 1930’s when the entire dome had to be rebuilt and then again in the 1980’s when the entire complex was restored. The Egyptians take great pride in The Mosque. It has awed countless visitors with its grandeur and elegance for years and promises to do the same for years to come.