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Ibn Loqman House
Erected in 975 AD and once the residence of a judge named Ibn Loqman, this monument has a prominent place in the history of Mansoura, as it is the place where King Louis IX of France was jailed after being conquered by the Egyptian troops in 1250. It is especially noted for its structural design that reflects Arab style architecture. A specialty of this house is that it consists of two types of constructions ,such as the Haramlek and the Salamlek, the former of which represents women-specific house, and the latter, a men-specific house. This house now serves as a museum, and on display here are some interesting items such as the French monarch’s articles, the crusader’s swords, weapons used during the battle, maps and paintings related to the Battle of El-Mansurah, and a huge portrait that depicts the battle.
El-Saleh Ayyub El-Kebir Mosque
Another prominent landmark in the city is El-Saleh Ayyub El-Kebir – a mosque that stands out for its marvelous architectural design. Built by Ayyubid Sultan, a local servant, this mosque is indeed an attraction not to be missed.
This is a must-visit attraction of the city, especially if you are a shopping enthusiast. This area is dotted with a number of shops where you can buy items such as clothing and gold jewelry.
During your stay at Mansoura, take a tour to El-Baqliya – a quaint village that is located about ten kilometers south-east of the city. Its focal point is Tell el-Naqus, where you can find the remnants of Hermopolis Parva, which is associated with the ancient Graeco-Roman era.