Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar Mosque

Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar Mosque

About the Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar Mosque

The mosque of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar is located in central Cairo, within the medieval district. Notable features of the mosque include a sabil (a structure for dispensing water freely to the public), as well as a kuttab (school for children).

Its design is a combination of Ottoman, Cairene, and Baroque styles, and it is known for its elegant appearance and long, thin minaret.

The history of the Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar Mosque

The Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar Mosque was built in 1839 and is named after its founder and designer. Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar was a lieutenant of Muhammad Ali Pasha, who is considered by some to be the founder of modern Egypt.

Getting to the Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar Mosque from the Le Riad Hotel de Charme

The Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar Mosque is a mere one-minute walk from the hotel. For directions, please use the map below.