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Mosque at Cairo's Manial Palace reopens after decade-long restoration

The palace, built by Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik in the early twentieth century, is located on the island of Manial in Cairo.

Nevine El-Aref , Friday 20 May 2016
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The mosque of Manial Palace will be opened for worship on Friday for the first time since 2005 when it was closed for restoration.

The palace, built by Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik in the early twentieth century, is located on the island of Manial in Cairo.

The Friday prayers at the mosque will be broadcast on television, which Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany hopes will "draw the masses to the palace's historical importance and archaeological value."

The architectural design of the mosque combines two different styles, the Andalusian and the Ottoman, and is richly decorate.

The restoration was completed in 2015.

Mosque
The mihrab of the mosque
Mosque
The minaret of the mosque

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