Panorama of the Week: Citadel Mosque in Cairo, Egypt

Although the Saladin Citadel in Cairo was built in the 12th century to help protect the city from the Crusaders, the Muhammad Ali Mosque came much later, in the 19th century. Built in the architectural style of the Ottomans, the mosque has a feeling of wide open grandeur punctuated by chandeliers and cupolas.

Sit on the carpet in middle for as long as you need. Look up, look around and enjoy the peacefulness of the place.

Panorama: Muhammad Ali Mosque at Saladin Citadel in Cairo, Egypt

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  1. says

    @Leslie: Thanks! It is really a beautiful and peaceful place, even more so in person than in this panorama :)

    @Ayngelina: The 360-panos definitely provide a different perspective than regular photos. Not the same as actually being there in person, but a pretty good proxy :)

  2. says

    Wow this is beautiful, it’s so hard to take a photo of the interiors as it’s so big… this is probably the best way :) I wish I knew how to do this hehe :)

  3. says

    @Giulia: I remember going through photos of the interior shot with our standard 18-200 lens. It was difficult to capture, except a photo or two of people walking through the door or praying below the dome. When it comes to capturing a space, it’s hard to beat 360-degree panoramic photography. When we meet, we’ll show you how we do it.

    @Mark H: For us, that it did. Glad you liked it.

    @Sutapa: It was open to the public. A big, rather welcoming place it was.

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