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Abou al-Abbas Mosque

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Historic Landmark)


This mosque was built by the Italian architect Mario Rossi

Main entrance of the mosque
Another facades with the domes


It was built by the Italian architect Mario Rossi; who was the chief architect in the Awqaf. The work started in 1929 and was completed in 1945. The construction used up the Awqaf’s budget; costing about 140000 L.E.

The plan was untraditional since the building was octagonal in shape; a plan that was limited to mausoleum and commemorative buildings. Rossi inspired many architectural and decorative elements from Mamluk architecture.

Ras al-Tin
Alexandria, Egypt
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