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Emir Munzer Mosque

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Downtown, Beirut district

The Emir Munzer Mosque is located in Riad El-Solh, downtown Beirut. It was named after Prince Munzer Bin Suleiman, and is also called the Nafoura, or fountain, due to the presence of an ancient fountain in its courtyard. The mosque was completed in 1620, during the reign of Fakhreddine II and it also features ancient Roman columns. Although it was built in the Ottoman period, the architectural style is much more traditional Lebanese than Ottoman or even Mamluk style. In a post-civil war restoration, the mosque's courtyard was covered to shield worshippers from rainy weather.