Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

Dedicated to 13th century Muslim saint Hz. Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi رحمة الله عليه, This Mosque is highly influenced by Egypt’s Old Cairo buildings and architecture

Alexandria, Egypt

Coordinates: 31.205609, 29.882246

The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque is an Egyptian mosque in the city of Alexandria. It is dedicated to the 13th century Murcian Andalusi Sufi saint Abul Abbas al-Mursi, whose tomb it contains.

It is located in the Anfoushi neighborhood of Alexandria, near the Citadel of Qaitbay.

The mosque was redesigned and built in today’s current form by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi in the years 1929/1945, and was highly influenced by Egypt’s Old Cairo buildings and architecture.

Built on the site of an earlier 18th century mosque that covered the saint’s tomb, today’s mosque was last restored in 1943.

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It is impressive, both inside and out. Women and men worship separately and have separate entrances.

At the time of visiting the mosque women need to cover their heads; arms and legs and all visitors will need to leave their shoes prior to entering the mosque.