Photo of the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque - this mosque is located on Mosque Square overlooking the eastern harbour

Photo of the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque - this mosque is located on Mosque Square overlooking the eastern harbour

A fountain in front of the mosque - an old mosque was built here in the 18th century close to the tomb of al-Mursi

A fountain in front of the mosque - an old mosque was built here in the 18th century close to the tomb of al-Mursi

Exterior of the mosque when approaching the front door of the prayer hall

Exterior of the mosque when approaching the front door of the prayer hall

Facade of the al-Mursi Mosque - abu al-Abbas al-Mursi was from al-Andalus (Spain) and he was born in Murcia, hence his name suggests

Facade of the al-Mursi Mosque - abu al-Abbas al-Mursi was from al-Andalus (Spain) and he was born in Murcia, hence his name suggests

Ceiling above the main entrance - al-Mursi was a famous scholar he came to live in Egypt from Murcia and later died in Alexandria

Ceiling above the main entrance - al-Mursi was a famous scholar he came to live in Egypt from Murcia and later died in Alexandria

A chandelier inside the mosque - the tomb of al-Mursi is located next to the mosque

A chandelier inside the mosque - the tomb of al-Mursi is located next to the mosque

The high ceiling of the mosque is decorated with arabesque

The high ceiling of the mosque is decorated with arabesque

This chandelier has more middle eastern looks

This chandelier has more middle eastern looks

One of the skyligh windows in the mosque

One of the skyligh windows in the mosque

Dome of the al-Mursi Mosque - this mosque was renovated and enhanced by King Farouq i in 1943

Dome of the al-Mursi Mosque - this mosque was renovated and enhanced by King Farouq i in 1943

This mosque is very rich in decorative details and it offers wonderful insight once inside the praher hall

This mosque is very rich in decorative details and it offers wonderful insight once inside the praher hall

Mehrab of the mosque - on either side of the mihrab are two columns of Egyptian granite

Mehrab of the mosque - on either side of the mihrab are two columns of Egyptian granite

Decorative ceiling and naves of the mosque

Decorative ceiling and naves of the mosque

Details of the ceiling of the al-Mursi Mosque

Details of the ceiling of the al-Mursi Mosque

Main prayer hall of the mosque

Main prayer hall of the mosque

Here mehrab of the mosque is located on left while entrance door can be seen in the middle

Here mehrab of the mosque is located on left while entrance door can be seen in the middle

al-Mursi Mosque seen from the Mosque Square - this square has five mosques in total

al-Mursi Mosque seen from the Mosque Square - this square has five mosques in total

Mosque seen from the rear - second entrance can be seen in this photo

Mosque seen from the rear - second entrance can be seen in this photo